Manager’s Briefcase – Leadership Guide to Key Aspects Part Two
Ofsted September 2012: Leadership Guide to Key Aspects Part Two, by Ann O'Hara. Briefcase 4: Behaviour and safety of pupils Briefcase 5: Quality of leadership Briefcase 6: Overall effectiveness
The primary curriculum: One step forward… several decades back
Debbie Kidd despairs at the recent announcements for the anticipated primary curriculum, and looks forward with agitation at a world where knowledge is recycled and lessons are learnt by rote.
Underachieving in maths – A problem solved
What do you get if you subtract children underachieving in maths from the class, divide them by a team of dedicated teaching assistants and then multiply them all by a new approach to teaching? Head teacher at Parkland Primary School, Anne Lloyd, explains the answer to Sue Lyle.
A framework for an early intervention
The process of early intervention is just that. A process. Louise Jackson provides a flexible framework that allows schools to make early intervention a creative, effective and – most importantly – a long-term development.
Refurbished modular buildings: Your flexible friend
A sudden increase in the intake of pupils can often leave your school stretched for facilities and strain your teaching standards. What you want is cheap, flexible and sustainable. What you get is costly, disruptive and time consuming. Mike Williams has another way.
Taking the heat out of your energy bills
Utility bills astronomical? Matt Fulford explains how the implementation of a few simple measures can cut your carbon footprint and, in the long run, save your school thousands of pounds.
Removing poor teachers
New disciplinary procedures are making it quicker and easier to remove teachers whose poor performance is affecting their pupils’ learning. Peter Mooney highlights the benefits of these procedures, explains how best to implement them and warns of their short fallings.
Operation safer schools
In recent years the police have become increasingly involved in schools through the Safer Schools Partnership. But what has been their impact? Shona Macleod investigates.
Time for the vulnerable, patient leader
In this first in a series of articles about the current state of education and leadership by leading educationalists, John MacBeath explores the integral relationship between leadership and learning. He calls for a fundamental change of perspective in which leaders embrace the values of patience, humility and even vulnerability. It’s time for new creative space where the learning of leaders is connected to a common sense of purpose around the learning of students.