Pippa Whittaker, SEND specialist
This excellent book offers something unique in the field: a guide to making a real difference as a school leader, by someone who has recent, lived experience of turning around and leading some of the most challenged schools in the country. Armando’s writing is a real breath of fresh air to read: concise, honest, engaging, and skilfully combining ethos and driving values with practical advice from someone who really knows what they are talking about!
This is one of the most powerful and readable leadership books I’ve seen in a long time. It should be on every NPQH reading list in the country, and is a must-read for all new and aspiring head teachers.