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ERIC Number: EJ807088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
A Headteacher's Life: Conversations with Harry Tomlinson
Ribbins, Peter
Management in Education, v19 n5 p6-8 2005
Many individuals in management leadership know Harry Tomlinson through his work as a university academic. As a professor at Leeds Metropolitan University, he was, amongst other things, manager of a Department for Education and Skills (DfES) contract for the Yorkshire and Humber Region covering performance management. He also managed, for the National College of School Leadership (NCHL), the provision of the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) and the Leadership Programme for Serving Headteachers (LPSH) throughout the region. Over the last decade he gave many lectures, published numerous articles and books on performance-related pay; standards in education, education and training, continuing professional development and on headship. Despite these achievements, his greatest contribution might well be the monumental four-volume series entitled "Educational Management: Major Themes in Education" published in the last year of his life. Harry came to academe only after a distinguished career in schools. The author once asked which was the more significant--he replied "his years as a headteacher." As it happens in 1993, in a study of secondary headship the author was undertaking with Michael Marland, Harry was one of the headteachers he interviewed. In this article, the author draws on Harris's words to reflect on his life and on the people who, for good or ill, shaped his career.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)