Manager’s Briefcase – Preventing extremism
Guidance and resources to raise staff awareness of the potential threat of extremist messages, and assist in setting up policy and practice to help students build resilience against extremism.
A NEET solution for primary schools
Industrial collapse has a history of knocking the heart out of communities, especially with young people, who are most at risk of long-term unemployment and crime. But what happens if you identify those most at risk at an early age? Annette Gillian and Kay Shaw tell how Carleton Community High School inspired primary school children to succeed.
The new primary language proposals – Une fausse piste!
The recent proposals for foreign languages in primary schools are unworkable and undesirable, according to Peter Downes. Here he exposes the impracticalities of Gove’s reforms… and offers an interesting alternative.
EHC Plans – Are they enough?
The launch of Education, Health and Care Plans in 2014 will mean major changes to the existing SEND structure. But will they be enough to improve provision for our most vulnerable youngsters? SENCo Bob Piggott shares his concerns.
The Children and Families Bill 2013
Parents of children with SEN will have more choice and control over their child’s support and provision, is but one of the government’s promises in this year’s Children and Families Bill. We summarise their main proposals.
Unleash your inner evaluator
Change begins with you. It might sound like advice from a selfhelp manual, but meaningful self-evaluation and extensive research is vital for developing individual and whole-school practice. Dave Walters explains.
How much do you affect learner outcomes?
The impact school leaders have on their students’ well-being and outcomes is often indirect and hard to measure – so how do we know what we need to work on? Viviane Robinson investigates.
The intensifying role of school leaders
In the latest in our series on major issues in the world of school leadership, Professor Peter Earley discusses some of the challenges school leaders face both now and in the future, emphasising the importance of focusing on the right things and developing strong networks of support.
Fair funding – in sight at last?
The government has recently emphasised its commitment to an equitable national funding formula applicable to all schools, but is the ‘Promised Land’ of fair funding really as close as they’d have us believe? Peter Downes isn’t so sure.
Are your students protected online?
With the recent media frenzy surrounding online pornography and its accessibility to children, many schools are making esafeguarding a top priority. Tim Pinto emphasises the importance of developing appropriate whole-school policy and working closely with parents.