Setting the British standard?
New Teachers’ Standards require teachers to uphold British values. However, with debate over what constitutes ‘British values’, the performance management challenge for school leaders has been set! Dr Hazel Bryan reports.
Manager’s Briefcase – Leadership Guide to Key Aspects Part One
Ofsted September 2012: Leadership Guide to Key Aspects Part One, by Ann O'Hara. Briefcase 1: Intentions; outcomes; judgements; inspection of good/outstanding schools and thinking ahead. Briefcase 2: Achievement. Briefcase 3: Quality of teaching.
Young Gifted and Bored
In this issue’s review, Tony Hurlin champions the inspirational book, Young Gifted and Bored by Dr David George that aims to tackle under-achievement in our brightest children.
The Storytelling Curriculum
No phonics, no spoon-feeding of literacy sub-skills, yet astounding results… How would you explain it? A brilliant teacher? A freak year? Dr Sue Lyle reports on action research at one primary school that turned the entire approach to teaching literacy on its head.
A quiet revolution in global education
Success through collaboration has changed the face of the education system. However, the revolution is evolving beyond community level and on to a global scale. Dr Glenys Hart reports on some of the key sources that will help your school get connected.
SLT Primary File 4.3
In this issue’s Primary File, a revolutionary approach to teaching literacy in one school pays off with some outstanding results. Also, in the race to globalise learning we look at the experiences of several schools that have successfully tapped into the global school network to bring their curriculum to life.
Preparing for life after care
For many children and young people in care, control has been beyond their reach. Marcella Phelan reports on how a creative hub in Ealing is broadening horizons for young people moving on from life
Swimming against the tide
Resisting the ‘blame and shame’ model of raising standards, one Head teacher worked with her staff to transform a failing school through a moral and radical approach to school improvement. Here the authors of Creating Learning without Limits describe the journey.
Losing faith in conversion
In its bid to raise standards will the academies’ programme actually cause the demise of local partnerships? Katie Paxton- Doggett investigates the realities of linking faith and non-faith schools together.