Fundraising: A Feasibility Report
Over 90%of schools are experiencing between 7-12% cuts to their revenue budgets before the implementation of the new funding formula. In this context fundraising has to become a major priority for school leaderships to cover core spending. David Poppitt, the top fundraising schools specialist and writer, presents a typical feasibility report, based on his work with a secondary school in the Northwest.
When Disaster Strikes
What can schools do to help young people who have suffered trauma? Justine Wilson-Darke, Senior Operations Manager, Children & Young People Service for London explains.
Data protection: What it means for schools
Jessica Cumming looks at the detail of proposed wide-ranging changes to data protection legislation that were recently approved by the EU – and what it means for schools and academies.
It’s Not Easy Being Green
“Green is not the warmest colour” – Sue Lyle, explains how to use Philosophy 4 children to deal with jealousy (P4C).
Are children ever too young for technology?
Providers are divided over how effective technology is in the early years. Elpida Ahtaridou and Dr. Sue Bodman cite the research to propose a way forward.
Catching up on maths in early years
Children in England are still starting their primary education with considerable differences in their maths skills and those differences continue right through their education. Liz Bayram explores how achieving a strong maths foundation in a child’s early years can make all the difference.
Challenging Assumptions about School Culture
The only way to embed transformative learning is to create a whole-school culture of reflection. Despite the pressures on time, reflection is not a nice-to have luxury, but an absolute necessity, argues Professor Russell Grigg in the third of his thought-provoking series.
Engineering a new curriculum
Rather than just address STEM teaching as discrete subjects, primary and secondary schools would do well embed it within an engineering curriculum focused on the problem-solving orientations of engineers, suggests Bill Lucas.
Is it time to review your parent communications strategy?
Texting parents is one big step beyond sending a letter home with the child, but technology is moving fast and apps are offering more secure and engaging routes, argues Geoff Jones.