CPD Library

The MACS CPD Library is host to dozens of books and reference materials which can be borrowed by staff.

Information and how to access the CPD Library:

The below ‘online bookcase’ displays all of the titles currently held within the MACS CPD Library. In some cases we hold multiple copies. The purpose is to enable you to browse what is currently stocked. You can use the search bar to filter the database if you wish.

Please note that the individual book pages are non-functional at present, and instead a link button to a synopsis on Amazon.co.uk is provided for every book so that you can read more information before making a choice, if you wish.

If you would like to loan a book:

  • Please check the MACS CPD Library loan sheet at the following Google Drive link: click here.
  • You will need to use your @macs.uk.net login to view it.
  • This will show you whether a book is already loaned out, but also who has loaned any particular book in the past, should you be interested in discussing a title with a colleague!
  • Contact Ashley Loynton (MACS Office 129 loyntona5@hwbcymru.net) to reserve a book, and suggest a desired loan duration (e.g. 2 weeks, 4 weeks etc.).
  • That is it! – the details will be logged and the book will be dropped off to your classroom/pigeon hole as soon as possible.
  • Happy reading and hopefully you will find the contents of the chosen book useful for developing your practice.
100 Ideas for Secondary...
Based on extensive research and practical experience, 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Engaging Parents presents ideas for supporting the most effective forms...
Parental Engagement Janet Goodhall and Kathryn Weston Amazon Synopsis
100 Ideas for Secondary...
Conflicting government diktat and changeable Ofsted frameworks means that navigating the path to outstanding can be challenging. However, the integrity...
Pedagogy Ross Morrison-McGill Amazon Synopsis
100 Ideas for Secondary...
This brand new title in the 100 ideas series provides secondary teachers with an easy to implement list of revision...
Pedagogy John Mitchell Amazon Synopsis
An Introduction To Family...
The bestselling An Introduction to Family Therapy provides an overview of the core concepts informing family therapy and systemic practice,...
Pastoral Care Rudi Dallos and Ros Draper Amazon Synopsis
Becoming a Growth Mindset...
Becoming a Growth Mindset School explores the theories which underpin a growth mindset ethos and lays out how to embed them...
Growth Mindset Chris Hildrew Amazon Synopsis
Boys Don’t Try? Rethinking...
There is a significant problem in our schools: too many boys are struggling. The list of things to concern teachers...
Education Studies Matt Pinkett and Mark Roberts Amazon Synopsis
Classroom Behaviour: A Practical...
This exciting new edition of the best-selling and beloved teacher′s companion looks at the everyday behaviour issues facing teachers working in today′s...
Behaviour for Learning Bill Rogers Amazon Synopsis
Cleverlands: The Secrets Behind...
As a teacher in an inner-city school, Lucy Crehan was exasperated with ever-changing government policy claiming to be based on...
Education Studies Lucy Crehan Amazon Synopsis
Closing the Reading Gap...
Our pupils’ success will be defined by their ability to read fluently and skilfully. But despite universal acceptance of reading’s...
Literacy Alex Quigley Amazon Synopsis
Closing the Vocabulary Gap
As teachers grapple with the challenge of a new, bigger and more challenging school curriculum, at every key stage and...
Literacy Alex Quigley Amazon Synopsis
Counselling Adolescents: The Proactive...
In this third edition of their bestselling text, Kathryn and David Geldard provide a practical introduction to the principles and...
Pastoral Care Kathryn Geldard and David Geldard Amazon Synopsis
Counselling Pupils in Schools:...
How can teachers support children with emotional or social difficulties? Counselling Pupils in Schools is a comprehensive guide to the effective...
Pastoral Care Carol Hall Amazon Synopsis
Education Exposed 2: In...
Education Exposed 2 follows on from Sam Strickland's first book, Education Exposed. The book is a pacy, punchy and forthright...
Leadership Samuel Strickland Amazon Synopsis
Education Exposed: Leading a...
The ultimate guide to understanding how a school can be led, managed and run, written by an author with extensive...
Leadership Samuel Strickland Amazon Synopsis
Educational Leadership: Ambiguity, Professionals...
′Hoyle and Wallace illustrate with penetrating insight the perverse outcome of tightening management and leadership so much that it leads...
Leadership Eric Hoyle and Mike Wallace Amazon Synopsis
Headstrong: 11 Lessons of...
Drawing on 40 years of working in challenging schools, and a decade of leading some of the toughest schools in...
Leadership Dame Sally Coates Amazon Synopsis
How I Wish I’d...
'I genuinely believe I have never taught mathematics better, and my students have never learned more. I just wish I...
Pedagogy, Subject Development Craig Barton Amazon Synopsis
How to be a...
This is the definitive guide to being a successful Head of Year. Brian Carline covers every aspect of this challenging...
Pastoral Care Brian Carline Amazon Synopsis
How To Explain Absolutely...
In 'How to Explain Absolutely Anything to Absolutely Anyone: The art and science of teacher explanation', Andy Tharby talks teachers through...
Pedagogy Andy Tharby Amazon Synopsis
Independent Thinking
Do things no one does, or do things everyone does in a way no one does.See the same world you've...
Education Studies Ian Gilbert Amazon Synopsis
Leadership Matters 3.0: How...
This book is just one element of a suite of resources designed to help improve the educational outcomes for all...
Leadership Andy Buck Amazon Synopsis
Leading and Managing People...
′This cutting-edge publication is drawn on international research and practice, and undoubtedly encourages reflection and personal development. The authors are...
Leadership Tony Bush and David Middlewood Amazon Synopsis
Lesson Planning Tweaks for...
Lesson planning is a requirement of every teacher. Whether you are planning your day-to-day lessons or a formal observation, planning...
Planning Melanie Aberson and Debbie Light Amazon Synopsis
Leverage Leadership: A Practical...
Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Managing Director of Uncommon Schools) shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a...
Leadership Paul Bambrick-Santoyo Amazon Synopsis
Love to Teach: Research...
Love To Teach: Research and Resources for every classroom is an exciting book that combines the latest educational research with examples...
Pedagogy Kate Jones Amazon Synopsis
Making Every English Lesson...
Making Every English Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Reading and Writing goes in search of answers to the...
Pedagogy, Subject Development Andy Tharby Amazon Synopsis
Making Every Geography Lesson...
Mark Enser's 'Making Every Geography Lesson Count: Six principles to support great geography teaching' maps out the key elements of effective geography...
Pedagogy, Subject Development Mark Enser Amazon Synopsis
Making Every History Lesson...
Chris Runeckles' 'Making Every History Lesson Count: Six principles to support great history teaching' offers lasting solutions to age-old problems and empowers...
Pedagogy, Subject Development Chris Runeckles Amazon Synopsis
Making Every Lesson Count:...
This award-winning title has now inspired a whole series of books. Each of the books in the series are held...
Pedagogy Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby Amazon Synopsis
Making Every Maths Lesson...
In 'Making Every Maths Lesson Count: Six principles to support great maths teaching', experienced maths teacher and lecturer Emma McCrea takes...
Pedagogy, Subject Development Emma McCrea Amazon Synopsis
Making Every MFL Lesson...
James A. Maxwell's 'Making Every MFL Lesson Count: Six principles to support modern foreign language teaching' shows modern foreign languages (MFL) teachers...
Pedagogy, Subject Development James A. Maxwell Amazon Synopsis
Making Every RE Lesson...
Making Every RE Lesson Count: Six principles to support religious education teaching brings together the latest curriculum developments with evidence-informed practice...
Pedagogy, Subject Development Louise Hutton and Dawn Cox Amazon Synopsis
Making Good Progress? The...
Making Good Progress? is a research-informed examination of formative assessment practices that analyses the impact Assessment for Learning has had in...
Assessment Daisy Christodoulou Amazon Synopsis
Making The Leap: Moving...
In 'Making the Leap', Dr Jill Berry offers practical advice which will be invaluable to anyone considering headship, drawing on...
Leadership Jill Berry Amazon Synopsis
Middle Leadership Mastery
Middle Leadership Mastery: A toolkit for subject and pastoral leaders aims to enhance middle leaders’ expertise so that they can make...
Assessment, Curriculum, Leadership Adam Robbins Amazon Synopsis
Mindset: How You Can...
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the...
Growth Mindset Carol Dweck Amazon Synopsis
Oops! Helping children learn...
This book is about engaging learners in great learning. It's about the dance that happens behind positive engagement the cool...
Pedagogy Hywel Roberts Amazon Synopsis
Outstanding Teaching: Teaching Backwards
In an era when schools and teachers often seem to operate at one hundred miles an hour, Teaching Backwards offers...
Pedagogy Andy Griffith and Mark Burns Amazon Synopsis
Perfect Teacher-Led CPD
All successful schools have one thing in common they are full of brilliant teachers. This doesn`t happen by chance. If...
CPD and Leadership Shaun Allison Amazon Synopsis
researchED Guide to Education...
researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy...
Education Studies Craig Barton Amazon Synopsis
researchED Guide to Explicit...
researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy...
Pedagogy Adam Boxer Amazon Synopsis
researchED Guide to Literacy:...
researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy...
Literacy James Murphy Amazon Synopsis
Retrieval Practice: Research &...
Retrieval practice may appear to be the latest buzzword in mainstream education ... but in fact it is a very...
Pedagogy Kate Jones Amazon Synopsis
Rocket up your class:...
If you are looking for a creative opening, energising middle or big finish to a lesson then this book provides...
Pedagogy Dave Keeling Amazon Synopsis
Rosenshine’s Principles in Action
Barak Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction are widely recognised for their clarity and simplicity and their potential to support teachers seeking...
Pedagogy Tom Sherrington Amazon Synopsis
Running The Room: The...
Good behaviour is the beginning of great learning. All children deserve classrooms that are calm, safe spaces where everyone is...
Behaviour for Learning Tom Bennett Amazon Synopsis
Succeeding as a Head...
Looking to develop your skills so you can be successful as a head of year? Striving to get into pastoral...
Leadership, Pastoral Care Jon Tait Amazon Synopsis
Teach Like a Champion...
One of the most influential teaching guides ever updated! Teach Like a Champion 2.0 is a complete update to the...
Pedagogy Doug Lemov Amazon Synopsis
Teacher Wellbeing & Self-Care...
Teachers can’t teach effectively if they’re demotivated and exhausted; and they shouldn’t they have to! A Little Guide for Teachers: Teacher...
Wellbeing Adrian Bethune and Emma Kell Amazon Synopsis
Teaching WalkThrus: Five-step guides...
Tom Sherrington and Oliver Caviglioli team up to present 50 essential teaching techniques, each with five clear and concise illustrations...
Pedagogy Tom Sherrington and Oliver Caviglioli Amazon Synopsis
The CRAFT of Assessment
In the 'CRAFT of Assessment', Michael unpicks the five key principles to support middle and senior leaders in creating a...
Assessment Michael Chiles Amazon Synopsis
The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to...
Increasingly, across the system, people are talking about knowledge and curriculum. In this timely new book, Mary Myatt is at...
Curriculum Mary Myatt Amazon Synopsis
The Perfect Teacher Coach
Many schools are now recognising that using a coaching model is the very best way to make sustainable improvements in...
Coaching and Mentoring Jackie Beere and Terri Broughton Amazon Synopsis
The Principal: Three Keys...
Principals are often called the second most crucial in-school influencers (after teachers) of student learning. But what should the principal...
Leadership Michael Fullan Amazon Synopsis
The Science of Learning:...
Supporting teachers in the quest to help students learn as effectively and efficiently as possible, The Science of Learning translates 77 of...
Education Studies Bradley Busch and Edward Watson Amazon Synopsis
Theories of Educational Leadership...
In this established text Tony Bush presents the major theories of educational management, and links them to contemporary policy and...
Leadership Tony Bush Amazon Synopsis
Ticked Off: Checklists for...
'Ticked Off' by Harry Fletcher-Wood introduces teachers to the checklist, but not as they ve seen it before. Discover the...
Planning Harry Fletcher-Wood Amazon Synopsis
Understanding Systems Leadership: Securing...
This book provides an insight into the most significant changes ever in the understanding of the nature and purpose of...
Leadership Patricia Collarbone and John West-Burnham Amazon Synopsis
What Does This Look...
Educators in the UK and around the world are uniting behind the need for the profession to have access to...
Education Studies Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson Amazon Synopsis
Whole school progress the...
Based on Jim Smith`s learning and leadership work with schools across the country, this book is packed with highly practical...
Pedagogy Jim Smith Amazon Synopsis
Why Don’t Students Like...
Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom. Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological...
Cognitive Science Daniel Willingham Amazon Synopsis

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