"A Survival Guide for College Managers and Leaders is a distillation of the key skills and attitudes that you will need to possess if you are to survive and indeed thrive in such a situation. It highlights examples of good, bad and questionable practice from college leaders and managers of all ages. It is a handbook of practical advice and tried and tested approaches to the many problems and challenges that you are likely to face." David Collins CBE This is the definitive survival guide to leading and managing a FE College for College Leaders and Senior Managers. The tremendously experienced and successful College Principal, David Collins, covers every aspect of running a College, from shaping the organization and communicating a vision to planning and marketing the program right through to dealing with people and improving quality. Accessibly and engagingly written, and packed with real-life examples, this book will prove essential reading for ambitious senior staff in the FE sector.
Money, targets and budgets overshadow life and work in colleges. The systems for funding colleges are notoriously complicated and too few people understand how they work. Too few know how and where colleges spend their money. This book demystifies college finance and provides insights that will be valuable for governors, managers, lecturers and anyone who works in the sector.
This is a survival guide for middle managers in FE. Ann Briggs provides readers with helpful hints and strategies for dealing with the key issues associated with this role, such as managing people, liaising with other staff, being an effective leader as well as succeeding as a player-manager. Informative and engaging, this practical guide will prove essential readers for all managers in FE.
In recent years, FE colleges have come to play an increasingly important role as providers of Higher Education programs. Aimed at senior managers, this book provides guidance and examples of good practice to support the provision of HE in FE colleges. It will address the key issues involved in doing so, including planning, organization, funding, staffing, teaching and quality assurance. Well-written and authoritative, this guide should prove essential reading for all senior managers in FE.
This wonderfully accessible guide will introduce senior and middle managers in FE to practical strategies to encourage successful, good quality leadership and management in further education institutions. It will introduce strategic and operational leadership and management theories underlying these strategies, their practical implementation in institutions, and place within further education in the UK. The book will help readers to understand important factors to take into consideration when planning for effective strategic and operational leadership and management of FE institutions. A 'how to' guide to some key tasks for leader-managers is outlined to ensure a clear focus is maintained on learners, staff, high quality provision and good standards in leadership and management, while meeting inspectorate and external audit requirements.
This book encourages FE teachers to use the expertise gained from learning how to teach others to teach themselves how to deal with the headaches and realities of college life and to take the opportunity to think more about themselves and their teaching.
A guide on teaching and learning, working with learners, and managing the learning process. Divided into three key areas, it presents key issues such as gaining learner interest, using role play, working with the individual learner, managing disruptive behaviour, juggling a busy workload, lesson preparation and team-teaching.
This fascinating guide will examine how managers in FE can meet the challenges of promoting equality and diversity in their colleges. Beulah Ainley examines best practice examples, discusses how to ensure the equality scheme remains effective throughout the college, considers the importance of good race relations, and looks at how to provide appropriate services to meet the needs of diverse range of students.
This is an accessible and clearly written survival guide to Vocational Education and Training. Christopher Winch draws on recent research to answer key questions such as: * Why is VET such an important area? * How can European models be used to develop VET in the UK? * How is VET structured and provided? * What are the main issues facing VET today? All in all, the most user-friendly and useful guide to VET ever published.
This is a general introduction for frazzled teachers to unravelling the maze of assessment in FE. Andy Armitage and Mandy Renwick provide readers with helpful hints and strategies for answering the key questions, including why, what, how and where to assess? Well-written and accessible, this guide should prove essential reading for every lecturer in FE!
Author: Bernard J. O'Connell
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics
This book has been written following the experiences of one college and its transformation process. Using the example of Runshaw College's development, this book illustrates how to create a truly outstanding college. It offers active tools, approaches and methodologies that can support leaders as they endeavour to do the same.
Author: Mark Horstman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Genre: Business & Economics
The Effective Manager is a hands-on practical guide to great management at every level. Written by the man behind Manager Tools, the world's number-one business podcast, this book distills the author's 25 years of management training expertise into clear, actionable steps to start taking today.
Today the myriad skills needed to be an amazing middle leader in schools can seem mind-boggling. What's more Middle Leaders are taking up the leadership reins after gaining experience for far fewer years than ever before.Whether you are new to this role or are more experienced and aspiring to become a school leader, this book will give you the vital information you need in order to understand what is really important about your role and how to improve your key skills.