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Brave Heads

How to Lead a School Without Selling Your Soul

By: Dave Harris & Tim Benton

Price: CAD $34.95

Publisher: Independent Thinking Press

Imprint: Independent Thinking Press

108 Pages

8.74 X 7.17 X 0.5 ins

ISBN:  9781781350485 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 01/10/2013

All too often now schools are under immense pressure to demonstrate outstanding practice that can be documented on paper, which can often lead to schools that are genuinely improving their teaching standards long term and investing in pupils to fall short of the government?s criteria for ?success?.

As the Principal of a brand new high profile academy, Dave Harris knows first-hand the frustrations of providing genuine education for children while maintaining high standards according to the guidelines set out by authorities. Dave has stuck by his principles, stating that 'it is a marathon - not a sprint' and while acknowledging the necessity for great results, has maintained a focus of providing young people with the education they deserve. The key to this, he believes, is bravery!


Dave Harris worked for over 20 years in school leadership, including 12 as a school principal across both primary and secondary phases. During this time he developed a reputation for innovative thinking and practice. Since retiring from working in schools he now puts his ideas into practice as Managing Director of Independent Thinking Ltd.



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