Leadership Briefing – SLT1.5
Leadership Briefing is a weekly online summary of all that’s new and relevant to education, linked to original source documents that can be downloaded or viewed on screen, and available to everyone in your school leadership team.
Squaring the circle
With cuts looming over education budgets, this issue’s Leadership Dilemma finds a shrinking school faced with a really tough choice over spending.
Going the extra mile
Social inequality shouldn’t have to mean underperformance. SLT looks at a successful scheme encouraging pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to aim higher and reach further.
It doesn’t add up
The Government's achievements on STEM subjects are being questioned - by a think tank with close links to the Conservative Party. Who can school leaders believe?
Is your school designed for the DDA?
What has the Disability Discrimination Act come to mean for schools? Jane Simpson looks at the design and accessibility issues thrown up by this diffcult piece of legislation.
Centres of attention
All eyes are on children's centres as the Every Child Matters agenda rolls on - but how much do they and schools understand each other? Helen Kew weighs up some recent findings.
Reach for the stars
Radical changes to the secondary curriculum offer a chance for pupils and schools alike to rethink their ambitions entirely. Crichton Casbon looks at the implications.
Truancy and the recession
Statistical changes, more stringent reporting or the effects of the global economic slump? SLT looks at the reasons behind the upward trend in unauthorised absences from school.
Introducing triple science
Allowing more pupils to take all three science subjects at GCSE could stimulate more interest at A-level and beyond, says John Holman – and help rebuild Britain’s economy.