The CIRCLE Leadership Series
The Board Book
Dr. Philip SA Cummins and Peter J Crawley
This book seeks to address key issues you may encounter with a view to creating more successful school Boards through their structure, their operations, and relationships, both with the Principal and the wider school community. It provides salient information relating to the process of choosing and ongoing evaluation of its Board Members, whilst providing guidance to help define their role in school operations from strategic planning to fundraising.
The Head of Department Book
Dr. Philip SA Cummins and Peter J Crawley
Is your department a vibrant and intriguingly challenging place to be - both for students and staff? Are you looking to become a Head of Department, or are you already one?
In this book we consider and provide clear guidance on all aspects of running and developing a department, from the role itself and its responsibilities, to strategic planning and staff management - where particular emphasis is offered to staff evaluation as developed by CIRCLE around our five school improvement domains.
Brave Hearts, Bold Minds: Leadership for Young Australians
Dr. Ian PM Lambert and Dr. Philip SA Cummins
What is it that compels one person to make something happen, while others sit back and wait?
How can we be prepared to embrace the possibilities of the future?
Who am I? Where do I fit in? How can I best serve others?
Brave Hearts, Bold Minds answers these questions which confront all young Australians.
For the first time, young people can learn about leadership in a way that makes sense to them and can apply it to their own lives.
Through their experience as leaders and educators, the authors build a solid foundation for the personal journey of discovery that is intrinsic to becoming and developing as a leader.
Every young Australian will become a leader… even if only of themselves at first. This book shows them how.
Building Christian Leadership In Schools
Dr. Philip SA Cummins with Dr. Stephen Hinks and Gaynor MacKinnon
Love your neighbour as yourself. It's as easy and as difficult as that.
How does one build a model of Christian leadership in schools? A model that is sincere and authentic, that fulfills God's law for our lives?
In this book, we explore what it means to be a Christian leader in the context of a school today. We investigate and champion a model of Christian leadership that is for others, for change, for life, and allows us to practice being real.
This book is offered to guide you on the journey of building a Christian leadership model in your school. Its short chapter format invites quick reading, then revisiting for thoughtful reflection.
Building the Culture of Leadership in Your School
Dr. Philip SA Cummins and Eric D Bernard
This book is a practical guide to the principles of culture building based on relationships and values. CIRCLE has developed a framework for developing school culture based around effective leadership, taking into account the expectations, skills and aspirations of the community. It offers practical suggestions for evaluation and analysis of key issues and provides steps that assist schools in building a culture of excellence.
Get Ready to Lead!
Dr. Philip SA Cummins and Dr. Ian PM Lambert
This book is a practical guide for young leaders about to take their first steps into leadership roles. Combining relevant theory and exercises, it guides students through the process of identifying their values, articulating their quest and developing their action plan for leadership in their school or organisation. It is the first in a series designed to complement Brave Hearts, Bold Minds: Leadership for Young Australians, also by Dr. Philip SA Cummins and Dr. Ian PM Lambert.
So You Want To Be A Principal?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like being Principal of a school?
Perhaps you are in a position of Principalship right now and find yourself asking new questions about your role with each passing day?
So You Want To Be A Principal? is presented in three parts as a practical, easy to read book. The book serves as current and useful professional learning material. Its short chapter format invites dipping and quick reading, then revisiting for note taking and thoughtful reflection.