Learning more by teaching less
In each edition we will ask readers to nominate an education book they love. Jane Hewitt explores the values and the lessons of Jim Smith’s ‘The Lazy Teacher’s Handbook’.
Should primary schools convert?
What are the arguments for primary schools becoming academies? Andrew Langden has been helping schools sort out the pros and cons.
How to keep calm and learn to love Ofsted
Lee Pace has been through the Ofsted grinding mill so often that he knows what to do to avoid stress and find value in the process. The secret is a little housecleaning.
Income generation – A case study
The key to successful income generation depends on relationships, not extreme voluntary effort year in, year out. Now more than ever it’s time schools took a leaf out of the public schools’ and NHS’s book and worked smarter rather than harder.
Legal implications of exclusions
In 2012 teachers are being empowered to tackle unruly behaviour in ways never before permitted. However, this can have a dangerous legal impact. Anita Chopra raises awareness of the changes to the exclusions’ procedure.
Preparing seriously for school
Could an early years initiative in Blackpool, aimed at helping severely disadvantaged children get ready for school, pay off? In the first of a new series of articles on closing the performance gap Sarah Lambert looks at a project with some remarkable results.
Using friends to combat bullying
Training children and young people to act as peer supporters, to protect vulnerable individuals from being bullied and to create a more positive climate in their schools could be an important way forward? Helen Cowie looks at the evidence.
Simple steps to measure CPD
Sue Kelly gives practical guidance on how to involve staff in the evaluation of their own professional development.