SLT 3.1 Primary File
Time to invest; A journey of improvement; Doing better science; The new Education Bill
Preparing for life after school
A million young people are still without work and not in education. Kevin Wilson explains how his school gives students the skills and confidence to approach life after 16
Lost in translation?
‘Free schools’ were introduced by Sweden’s first right-wing government in half a century – but what of David Cameron’s plans to import them here? Sid Rose and Staffan Mörner offer an inside perspective
Gove’s recipe for disaster?
Peter Downes believes the new academies and free schools programme is unfair, divisive and inefficient – and says the case in their favour is fundamentally flawed
Championing communication skills
Children’s learning is hindered by poor communication skills, according to new figures – but the government’s Communication Champion Jean Gross says schools are finding new ways to respond
Building emotional resilience
Young people in Britain seem more troubled than elsewhere – but a radical new programme is building their ‘emotional resilience’ and boosting attainment. Lucy Bailey explains
Taking the hard line on behaviour
The government is offering schools new powers on behaviour – but will it be in everyone’s best interests for them to be used?
When the going gets tough
Spending cuts will force some hard decisions on school managers in the next few years – but SLT’s finance expert Malcolm Trobe has some formulas to help you choose wisely
Governors – a hidden role in school improvement
Is your school making the most of its governors? Geraldine Hutchinson reveals the huge influence governing bodies can have in the pursuit of higher attainment by students