This unique book has been written to save schools and their leaders from going belly-up.
While no book can anticipate every possible horror situation, Mike Waters' book provides anyone who wants their school to steer clear of shocking events the guidance to do just that.
But since such things can happen anyway, it is also about preparing and responding to them if they do occur. Think a school-harming won't happen to you or your school?
They are happening more and more and often to the best schools and school leaders.
Think your crisis management procedures will see you through?
Don't bank on it. Many of the events that rock schools don't start off as obvious crises.
They may start off as something seemingly minor and containable - a routine parental complaint, perhaps, or a stupid action by a member.
Then things spiral out of control. That's the world that many school leaders find themselves in today. And if you want painful, first-hand evidence for this, you have only to read the school leaders' own accounts of their harrowing experiences provided in the book.Because Dr Waters' book draws directly on his experiences of working with schools rocked by crises they never saw coming, it is filled with practical wisdom.
But it is also blessedly short. It's a book for busy people who want to save themselves stress and turmoil.
If that's you, then read it before it's too late.