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General Self Help
This is the definitive guide to being a successful Head of Year. Brian Carline covers every aspect of this challenging role, from leading a team of tutors and heading up a year group to coping with problem parents, dealing with the SEN department and working effectively with the rest of the school. This book also contains an invaluable ¯teaching clinic¯ in the final section, providing solutions to some of the most common problems a Head of Year is likely to encounter.
Accessibly and engagingly written, and packed with real-life examples, this book will prove essential reading for Heads of Year everywhere.
About the Author
Brian Carline has been teaching for over thirty years and most recently worked as an Assistant Head at a secondary school in Essex.
Table of Contents
Matching your personal skills with the job description
Leading your year group
Leading your tutor team
Working with parents
Working alongside teaching colleagues with special responsibilities
Working with support agencies
Dealing with conflict
Special difficulties experienced by some of your students
Common pastoral problems
Some final words
A head of year¯s reading list