Supporting students battling against education
Classroom behaviour management theories have traditionally offered singular or oversimplified suggestions that are often based on assumptions about class or ability and that do not take into account the complexities of teacher-student relationships, culture or gender differences. In Merv Lebor’s new book Classroom Management in the Post- School Sector, he challenges conventional practice and presents solutions for dealing with challenging behaviours in an effective way that is based on Humanist principles.
Creating A Dynamic Learning Community
Kulvarn Atwal was tasked with resolving his school’s ‘Requires Improvement’ rating from Ofsted. He shares his approach for successfully moving the school into the top 1 per cent nationally through empowerment and development of the school’s most valuable asset – the teachers.
The parents of disadvantaged children are the most difficult to engage but they must always be the priority! Caroline Kelly explains how the approach the issue in a large primary school in the Midlands.
Inspiring Diversity in Leadership
We need more leaders from a variety of ethnic backgrounds: What can schools do? Marianne Coleman reports on the best practices of schools dedicated to inclusivity and diversity at all levels.
Students As Real World Researchers
Ploughing through a science curriculum, no matter how innovative, can’t bring STEM alive as well as working on a real research project with real scientists. Jeremy Thomas of Abingdon School, reports on an exciting new project.
Ten Tips For Using A Growth Mindset In Maths
Lavinia Willis and Crispin Evans are part of the team behind the latest DfE-approved maths mastery textbook, Power Maths Key Stage 1. Here they provide 10 key strategies to help you foster healthy growth mindsets in your classroom and ensure every child can become a master of maths.
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust CEO Stuart Gardner shows how schools can combine financial efficiency with academic success. His curriculum-based model helps schools combine rigorous financial planning with rapid educational transformation.
A Guide To Closing The Achievement Gap: Part 1 Leadership Attitudes Need To Change
After supporting 1000 schools, psychologist Daniel Sobel understands the dynamics and levers that can force the achievement gap to close. In a major 3-part series, he explains why attitudes does to data and staff must be the first things that undergo transformation.
Crossing The Minefield To Secondary School
The transition between primary and secondary school is a major educational rite of passage. For many pupils though, it marks the point where they start to fall behind. Martina Veale explores ways in which schools can foster a smooth transition – and why it’s so important.