This is a practical handbook packed with guidance, suggestions and case studies against which aspiring, new or existing pastoral leaders can benchmark their practice. The roles and responsibilities of the pastoral leader have changed significantly in recent years. "A Pastoral Leader's Handbook" provides a comprehensive survey of the pastoral leader's role in secondary school in the current climate and practical guidance on how to do the job. It includes information and guidance on: becoming effective in your role as a pastoral leader; how to get the best out of your tutor team; your role in managing pupil behaviour; working with a range of external agencies; using data to raise pupil achievement; handling difficult or hard to reach parents; and, the impact of current research findings on how you do the job. Case studies with real examples of both good and bad practice feature throughout, so that it is easy to relate to the experiences described. Questions throughout aid personal reflection or group discussion, and summaries of recent research, references and relevant web links provide springboards to further support where needed.