The British State Isn’t Working
It is not simply Boris that is the problem. The cause of our malaise as a country goes much deeper and has just been exposed by Covid-19 writes Howard Sharron, ,editor of School Leadership Today
Leading Academy Trusts – A Reflection
On the publication of his book ‘Leading Academy Trusts – Why some fail but most don’t’ Sir David Carter, former National Schools Commissioner, looks back on what he has learned about leadership and managing multi-academy trusts over a 37 year career
Schools As Community Action Centres : A Powerful Role That Generates The Leaders of The Future
A wider definition of the role of school leader, which situates their schools at the centre of their communities , can have transformative ripple effects on their students and communities
Ensuring a safe return to school through strong leadership and effective technology
When lockdown came, few schools were prepared to switch to online learning overnight. Firefighting had its place, but now is the time for fireproofing. argues Stewart Watts, Vice President EMEA at D2L
A Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education
The over-blown claims for new technology in education never materialise. Even in the Pandemic it is old style technology that is being most deployed. Professor Justin Reich of MIT ask why?
Governors Need To Ask Whether Their School’s Strategy During Covid Was Up To Scratch
Schools which measure themselves primarily against outputs in the form of target test/exam results and Ofsted inspection grades may have had a less than satisfactory response to the Covid emergency. Peter Gillar Moss and Ben White say this is an ideal time for school governors to review some underlying issues about their school’s performance.
Technology Can Help Us Tackle the Void of Differentiation
Differentiation is a fabulous ‘buzz’ word, but with new technology we can differentiate in a more meaningful way to make challenging tasks fun and achievable
The GCSE And A Level Results Will Just Not Be Fair!
The new exam results based on a system of teacher expectations and school benchmarking, will not be accurate or fair to children from disadvantaged backgrounds, argues Professor Nicola Ingram
Building Space: How A City-Centre Primary School Is Setting A New Design Blueprint
Castleward Primary School is an innovative new primary school set to be built in the heart of Derby’s city centre. Craig Taylor, associate director of Lungfish Architects, describes the challenges posed by the school’s limited site size and how they used the restrictions as a catalyst for creativity.
The Mental Health Crisis in Schools Is Going To Explode: Can Positive Education Prevent A Meltdown?
Mental Health services for children pre-Covid-10 were already overwhelmed. We now need something more than reactive, over-stretched services and inadequate services. The preventative strategy that Positive Education seems to offer could be the way forward, explain Andy Mellor and Jim Nicholson.