'A valuable collection of columns.... that promotes an enlightened, progressive way of practising and thinking about education. It shows that teachers who operate at the sharp end of school life have reasons to be optimistic, too' - Will Woodward, Editor, Education Guardian Sonia Blandford's weekly Masterclass columns proved a hit with readers when they appeared in The Guardian. Now, for the first time, readers can enjoy a selection of Sonia's columns in one book. Each chapter focuses on a current issue being faced by practitioners and school leaders, and draws on real-life events and case studies to provide practical solutions. The book includes: - advice on creation and implementation of policies- practical guidance on behaviour management- consideration of workforce reform and its impact on practice " discussion points at the end of each chapter This book is an excellent starting point for NQTs, Teachers and Teacher Trainers looking for an informative and entertaining route into discussing some of the more pressing problems in education today.