This book covers all aspects of the roles and responsibilities of middle managers in all types of schools and is divided into two parts. Part 1 is based on all the elements contained in the National Standards for Subject Leaders, published by the Teacher Training Agency. Part 2 complements this, covering the practical aspects, including checklists and training exercises, for the professional development of middle managers and their teams. By covering the generic issues of middle management, the book can be used in primary, secondary and special schools, by heads of department, subject coordinators and by those aspiring to such positions.Senior managers should find value in the book in establishing agreed roles for their middle managers, and for use in school-based in-service training. The scarcity of existing publications in the area of middle management in schools means that the book should also be of value to others involved in the training and development of existing and aspiring middle managers.