This book provides support for the Head of Department in developing a more systematic approach to the management of a department with a strong focus on monitoring quality and raising standards. It also provides useful information for Senior Managers in schools who are endeavouring to enhance the effectiveness of their Heads of Department. What the book covers: How to get the best from your team: practical ways to enhance staff and pupil performance, How to develop vital links with senior managers: essential information on development planning, achievement analysis, staffing and resources, Effective planning: How short, medium and long term planning is vital to a successful department, How to achieve successful monitoring and evaluation: important ideas for classroom observation and pupil work analysis, Effective teaching and learning: strategies which focus on developing planned variety, providing challenge and establishing a problem solving climate. The school effectiveness series - Effective Heads of Department is the third title in a series of books which focus on practical and useful ideas for individual schools and teachers. The series addresses the issues of whole school improvement and new knowledge about teaching and learning and offers straightforward solutions which teachers can use to make life more rewarding for those they teach.