The Book

Find out more about Viv’s leading book on overcoming the challenges of School Leadership.

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The Book

Find out more about Viv’s leading book on overcoming the challenges of School Leadership.

"Staying A Head" by Viv Grant

The Stress Management Secrets of Successful School Leaders

Are you a school leader? Do you want to know how to maintain your ability to lead and inspire others without sacrificing your own well-being?

Published in 2014, ‘Staying A Head” explores some of the key challenges and stresses of leading a school.

The book identifies key strategies that School Leaders must adopt to rise successfully above the challenges of their roles and maintain their ability to lead and inspire others.

“It opens the closed world that many School Leaders inhabit. But rather than leave the world ‘exposed’, it offers new and experienced School Leaders practical and effective methods that nurture inner understanding to bring out the best in others and foster organisational transformation.”

Mike Jones
Head teacher, South Failsworth Primary School, Oldham

“A fantastic read… It ought to be a mandatory part of the NPH Reading list”

Andrew Parkin
Principal, St Dominic’s sixth form college

“This book is wise, timely and very well needed by the profession”

Kathryn Pugh
Head Teacher, The St Marylebone CE school

Viv Grant's reasons for writing "Staying A Head"

Viv Grant explains the reasons that led her to write the book.

Illustrations from The Book

llustrator Sye Watts has created some great visuals for Staying A Head. His illustrations bring depth and understanding to what it means to be a School Leader today. The video below showcases just a few of his amazing pictures from the book.