Where Will I Do My Pineapples?





Edited by Ian Gilbert.

Making a big change in a school often boils down to keeping your eye on the little things.

Where Will I Do My Pineapples? is not about a new building, it is about building a whole new school and the struggle, against all odds, to keep people and learning at the centre of the whole project. Based on her experience as a senior leader in a school awarded £32 million as part of a Building School’s for the Future project, this book is a personal reflection on how to manage significant change and all the opportunities (and perceived threats) that come with it and deal with the pressures of the day job at the same time. This book describes how to keep sound educational principles at the heart of a project to build a new school and, perhaps more significantly, it’s about people and the potential to change thousands of lives for the better – or completely screw it up.


Additional information

Page Count

160 pages

Book Dimensions

124 x 174mm


Hardback • E-Book



Publication Date

September 2011

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