Why Speaking Skills Need to be Prioritised
Self-assurance, poise and ability to communicate effectively to others are crucial skills for success in the workplace, but many young people leave school without having developed them. Here, Jackie Beere, OBE makes the case for putting public speaking into the curriculum.
Turning Teachers into Leaders : Long-Term Success May Demand a Strategy Like This
To create an environment where learners thrive, headteacher Kulvarn Atwal believes that all members of staff need to be creative, reflective decision makers who are also learners themselves. Here he shares his approach, which has successfully transformed two underperforming schools to thriving communities that have received ‘Outstanding’ ratings.
New RSE Guidelines Pose Serious Challenges for Schools
As schools prepare to deliver the government’s new guidance on RE and RSE, there are many options and challenging questions to be answered. Relationships expert Sarah Calvert explains why it is so important that schools take the changes seriously and embed the key messages into the culture of the school.
Project-Based Learning Is Finally Breaking Through
South Eastern Regional College has shifted to a Project-Based Learning educational model and have seen amazing results from their students. Here their Learning Academy Team share how they implemented change, along with examples of the complex and innovative real-world projects their students are managing.
Do We Really Know When Teaching Leads to Learning?
Too often learning is left out of the equation in teaching discussions. Chris Watkins suggests ways to put it back in, aiming for learning to reflect the teaching that is taking place.
How Real-World Problem Solving Can Lift Vocational Education
As the workplace changes, the divide between vocational and academic skills is becoming less distinct. The Edge Foundation is giving young people the opportunity to work with industry partners and learn by ‘doing’, which is transforming communities as a result.