Below are some of the many books, articles, podcasts and videos I've come across over the years which have helped to shape my approach.


Teaching English



  • High Challenge, Low Threat: Finding the Balance - Mary Myatt

  • A Systematic Guide to Change Management: Best Practice in Leading Change and Influencing - Ken Thompson

  • The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing - Judith Hochman et al

  • Learning To Lead In The Secondary School: Becoming An Effective Head – Mark Brundrett & Ian Terrell

  • West-Burnham, J (2013) Leading and Managing: Rethinking the relationship

  • NCTL Aligning development planning and resource management. Nottingham: National College for Teaching and Leadership

  • NCTL Getting the balance right. Nottingham: National College for Teaching and Leadership.

  • NCTL Financial procedures and processes. Nottingham: National College for Teaching and Leadership.

  • Audit Commission (2011) Classroom Deployment: better value for money for schools.

  • Gabriel, Y (2015) The caring leader – What followers expect of their leaders and why?

  • Gleeson, D and Knights, D (2008) Reluctant Leaders

  • Shaked, H and Schechter, C (2017) Systems thinking among school middle leaders

  • Thorpe, A and Bennett-Powell, G (2014) The perception of secondary school middle leaders regarding their needs following a middle leadership development programme.

  • Schools learning from their best: the within-school variation project. Reynolds, D

  • Understanding and using data. Lloyd, K

  • Leading Change for Improvement Additional ways of thinking about the change process, NCTL

  • Framework for Action in Reflections on the change leadership landscape, Fullan M. and Boyle A.

  • The emotionally intelligent leader. National College for Teaching and Leadership

  • Leadership development and personal effectiveness, West-Burnham J. and Ireson J. 

  • Leading Change: Why transformation efforts fail, Kotter, J P 

  • Metacognition and self-regulated learning summary,Education Endowment Foundation

  • Teachers’ Standards Guidance for school leaders, school staff and governing bodies, Department for Education.

  • Leaders and Leadership: Leadership Teams, Team Leaders and Middle Managers,Tomlinson, H.

  • Improving Teaching to Improve Standards,National College for Teaching and Leadership

  • Metacognition and self-regulated learning: Guidance report,Education Endowment Foundation

  • Leadership that promotes the achievement of students with special educational needs and disabilities support pack, Chapman, C., Ainscow, M., Miles, S. and West, M.

  • Adair J (1979) Action Centred Leadership. Gower Publishing: London.

  • Brookfield, S (1995) Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. Jossey-Bass, San-Francisco.

  • Goleman, D (2000) ‘Leadership that gets results’, Harvard Business Review, March-April, pp.77-90.

  • Murdock, A and Scutt, C, (2003) Personal Effectiveness. Butterworth-Heinemann: Oxford.

  • Pendleton D and Furnham A (2012) Leadership - all you need to know. Palgrave Macmillan: London.

  • West-Burnham, J. (2014) Autonomy and collaboration: leading through relationships. Thinkpiece. National College for Teaching and Leadership.

  • Jones, J. (2006) Leadership in small schools: supporting the power of collaboration. Management in Education

  • Ylimaki, R. and Brunner, C. (2011) Power and Collaboration-Consensus/Conflict in curriculum leadership: Status Quo or change? American Educational Research Journal, 48 (6) pp.1258-1285.

  • Neal, L (2013) The role of middle leaders in coaching individuals.  Nottingham: National College for School Leadership.

  • Harris, A and Jones, M (2012) Managing to Lead?  Nottingham: National College for School Leadership.

  • Bush, T, Abbott, I, Glover, D, Goodall, J and Smith, R (2010) Establishing and Developing High Performing Leadership Teams. NCSL: Nottingham.

  • Stoll, L, Harris A and Handscomb G (2012) Great professional development which leads to great pedagogy: nine claims from research.  Nottingham: National College for School Leadership.

  • Moir D (2004) Leadership and integrity: are they compatible? Management in Education, Vol 18 Issue 3 pp 28-31.

  • Irvine, P and Brundrett, M (2016) Middle leadership and its challenges: a case study in the secondary independent sector.  Management in Education 2016, Vol. 30(2) 86–92.

  • Crouch, M (2010) Respect: where and how? Thesis Eleven, Number 101, May 2010: 89–96.

  • Creasy, J and Paterson, F (2005) Leading coaching in schools. Nottingham: National College for School Leadership.

  • Deutsch, N L and Jones, J N (2008) “Show me an ounce of respect”: Respect and Authority in Adult-Youth Relationships in After-School Programs.  Journal of Adolescent Research Volume 23 Number 6 November 667-688.

  • Lofthouse, R, Leat, D and Towler, C (2010) Coaching for teaching and learning: a practical guide for schools. Reading: CfBT Education Trust.

  • Mavin, S, Lee, L and Robson, F (2010) The Evaluation of Learning and Development in the Workplace: a review of the literature.  London: Higher Education Funding Council for England.

  • NCTL (2013) Empowering Others: coaching and mentoring.  Nottingham: National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Behaviour Management

  • The Behaviour Guru - Tom Bennett

  • Teacher Leadership and Behaviour Management - Bill Rogers

  • Classroom Behaviour - Bill Rogers