Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching
Obstetrics for Schools is a wonderful book. Through sharing vignettes and reflections from her own leadership experience, Rachel Macfarlane powerfully illustrates that high expectations for all is the most essential mindset for teachers and school leaders. The book also provides practical grounded examples throughout, with prompt questions designed to challenge and encourage the reader, and presents stories about the profound impact of seemingly small positive actions which illustrate the power that schools have either to diminish or to enable. There were many times as I was reading the book when I wanted to punch the air and exclaim -˜Yes!' - and so many occasions when the author's experiences resonated with my own as a school leader.
I recommend Obstetrics for Schools to all teachers, school leaders and governors who are committed to truly making a difference within their community.
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