The section of SLT dedicated specially to issues concerning primary schools.
What is a thinking school?
Many attempts to introduce thinking skills into schools have faltered. Bob Burden gives clear advice on how intentions to introduce a cognitive curriculum do not have to remain simply wide-eyed aspirations.
Time to move on?
This month our Leadership Dilemma examines perhaps the biggest quandary of all in headship – whether to stay on in the job when you feel a change of career might be needed.
The problem with primary science
Staff in primary schools lack the skills to teach science effectively, says a new study by the Royal Society – which calls for government intervention to improve matters.
Staffing and the law
Make sure your school’s recruitment decisions stay on the right side of new regulations, with this issue’s Legal Briefing from Stephen Szemerenyi.
Outdoor learning – a hit with pupils
In the last SLT we discovered a wonderful outdoor learning development at St Bede’s Catholic High School. This time we’re looking at how it was implemented with a business partnership from Marshalls – and the pupils’ delighted response.
In this issue of the Briefcase we include documents to support school leaders in managing and leading teaching assistants. These could be used to accompany the presentations and notes in the Primary File section of the magazine.
Leadership Briefing – Report update
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. The briefings here give a sample of what’s on offer.
Imagine an end to failure
They claim to improve our children’s education – but government interventions, Ofsted and ‘top-down’ planning can make matters worse, as Bernard Barker’s telling case study shows.