Academies: The chain reaction
Abandoning your school identity and independence to gain the support of an academy chain is a dilemma many schools are facing. Katie Paxton-Doggett investigates the real impact of joining a chain.
A great tutor for every pupil
Too long has the role of the personal tutor been underestimated. Nick Zienau reveals findings from his research that asks pupils what makes a great personal tutor.
Racism: Zero tolerance, zero results?
The problem? Racism in schools. The solution? …It might not be what you think. Sioned Churchill explains why a school’s response to racist attitudes has to be preventative and proactive, not punitive.
Helping pupils become their own teachers
Learner independence does not mean struggling alone. Douglas Cremin shares his strategies to stamp out the fear of independent learning.
SLT Leadership Briefing 4.4
SLT Leadership Briefing 4.4 Getting To Good: How Headteachers Achieve Success. Draft legislation on provision for children and young people with special educational needs. Pupil Absence In Schools In England: Autumn Term 2011 And Spring Term 2012. The Effects Of The English Baccalaureate.
Is the Schools Direct programme all it’s cracked up to be?
More than 900 places have been allocated on the new school-led ‘School Direct’ programme since September, and it is expected that as many as 10,000 students a year could be trained by schools that are either offering Schools Direct places or are full providers of teacher training. But is the new programme all it’s cracked up to be?