Bernard Clarke, formerly Headteacher in Oxfordshire schools and Advisory Headteacher in Kent.
Nick Luxmoore has a deep understanding of schools and the young people and adults who inhabit them. Starting from the assumption that we all like to think we listen to each other, this short, accessible book explains how, where there is a genuine will, this can become a reality. By removing the mystique from 'counselling' and providing lots of practical examples, it shows how relatively simply schools can become communities in which all the people really do make time for each other - not just because it's the right thing to do, but also because it makes them more effective places. This book should be required reading for all those adults who work with young people and their families... and most importantly, for school leaders who want to make sure that the words fit the music.