Leading English in the Primary School: A Subject Leader's Guide

1st Edition

Lisa Baldwin

Published October 30, 2018
Reference - 212 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138304925 - CAT# Y366799

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Leading English in the Primary School is a comprehensive guide for both aspiring and experienced leaders of primary English. It supports you in navigating your way through the role and offers practical guidance to help you develop a clear understanding of how to improve the teaching of English in your school.

Written by experts with extensive experience of both leadership and the primary classroom, it explores skills required for effective subject leadership while continually considering the specific implications for English. With action and reflection points throughout the book, it offers a detailed introduction to:

  • the role of the English subject leader
  • implementing strategy and vision
  • adapting to new educational policy
  • methods for leading teaching and learning
  • how and why leaders evaluate and monitor progress
  • contemporary changes to the curriculum.

Rich case studies reveal how schools lead English in practice and provide real-life examples of English subject leaders’ decision-making processes and actions. Grounding the subject leader role in the current curriculum, Leading English in the Primary School is a source of advice, support and inspiration for all professionals embracing the complex, challenging, yet fulfilling role of Primary English Leader.


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