CLOSED - WIN one of five Successful Difficult Conversations in School books

Successful Difficult Conversations in School: Improve your team's performance, behaviour and attitude with kindness and success

by Sonia Gill (£14.00, John Catt Educational Ltd)

Most heads have been there – when it comes to discussing those difficult issues with staff, parents and pupils you sometimes wish someone could have the conversation for you.

Luckily, QA Education has five copies of this useful how-to book to give away.   

The authors recognise that holding difficult conversations well is the key to successful leadership and management in schools – and this easily read book will be invaluable to both experienced and new leaders.

Whether you are a Head or Deputy Head, a Head of Department or Year 3 Teacher, this book will help. Successful Difficult Conversations in School is full of practical ways to help you, when facing one of 'those' conversations with a colleague or parent that you know in your heart you need to have but would rather avoid having, because you don't really know what to say or how to say it.

Author Sonia Gill founded the Heads Up company, which supports school leaders and offers training on holding difficult conversations successfully. Alongside Emma Webster, who is joint CEO and employment solicitor at Your Employment Settlement Service, Gill offers advice in terms of the detrimental effect conflict can have on the school and how to avoid this whilst having those conservations which no-one really wants to have.Successful Difficult Conversations in School

As a qualified teacher, Gill has taught every age from reception to Year 11, and is also a successful business leader, leading multi-million-pound businesses and teams of hundreds. Since founding Heads Up, she has supported hundreds of Heads and school leaders to create a culture of excellence and has written the Number 1-ranked book Journey to Outstanding.


“Successful Difficult Conversations in School is an invaluable resource for any school leader who wants to improve the culture of their organisation in order to create truly outstanding teaching and learning. It provides a clear, practical, easy-to-follow guide to tackling tricky conversations in a kind and structured way, ensuring that issues are dealt with in a timely manner rather than being allowed to fester. By following Sonia's tried and tested methods, school leaders at all levels can ensure that they maintain their own integrity, reduce HR distractions and enable staff to focus on the children's learning.” --Paul Murphy, Head Teacher Lancasterian Primary School

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