Hopeful Schools – A Book Review

Couldn’t agree more!

Old Primary Head

“Lead with hope not fear” Michelle Obama

A few reasons why I love ‘Hopeful Schools’ by Mary Myatt

1: The chapters are not too long. I know, I could have started with a humdinger rather than an ode to my own illiteracy but this is important. Mary has structured her book really well. I tend to look at the contents page and follow an interesting heading rather than read chapter to chapter. Yes, you can approach it from a more linear, traditional method (the book is laid out in five developing sections) but I have been intrigued by chapters such as ‘Today is not tomorrow’, ‘The ethic of everybody’ and ‘The feeling of dread’. I enjoy dipping in to this book over coffee. There’s a sense of satisfaction finishing the chapter before your drink goes cold.

2: Mary understands the importance and impact of humane leadership. She has clearly experienced it…

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