A headteacher has a pivotal influence on the future opportunities for all the children who are educated in their school. They are helping to shape the next generation. This book aims to help you to retain this vision of your role while equipping you to fulfil it. Written by a winner of the National Headteacher of the Year award, this practical and informative book is full of advice and guidance from someone who understands the challenges of headship.This book will help you to:• develop a clear, succinct and explicit vision of your school• build, manage and encourage a staff team• build a wide and strong school community• cope with difficult situations effectively• model and promote an effective work-life balance.Contains photocopiable resources and ideas and materials for in-service training.Paperback. Contains 64 A4 pages.Kevin Harcombe won the National Primary Headteacher of the Year award in 2007 while in his third headship, and has contributed articles and features to the Guardian, the Independent, TES and Teach Primary Magazine. He is a regular speaker at the TES Education Show and the National Education Show.Contents include: Introduction. It’s all about the children, stupid! Vision. Building the team. Distributed leadership and building capacity. School improvement planning for dummies. Work-life balance. Dealing with the local authority and other external agencies. School self-evaluation. Machiavellian headship. Lifelong learning for heads.