A Guide to Good Project Work
If cross-curricular projects are done well, they can open students’ hearts and minds, but good projects are few and far between. Jackie Beere, OBE passes on some rules of engagement.
Forget the Teaching Superstars – Bring on the Teams
As a gung-ho young head, Rob Carpenter was in love with systems. It was, he discovered, a big mistake. He now believes that the core of leadership should be based around relationships with staff and children.
It’s Time Ofsted was Replaced with A System of Trust
How do you address questions of curriculum so that everyone benefits? Probably not the way Ofsted is doing it. David Taylor looks at the issues and offers a model for change.
Workload and Wellbeing: It’s More Complex Than You Think
Teaching is becoming one of the highest stress professions and burnout is rampant. What can be done to help mitigate its effects? Ben White explains why it’s proving harder than everyone thought.
If Your Students Find Maths Difficult, Read This!
Alexandra Riley reports on some new research, highlighting five key ways for school leaders to make maths work for both children and teachers.
School Support Services are Booming
Its the new Klondike! The growth of Academies and decline of local government's role in education has led to a Gold Rush of companies pushing to provide support services to schools and MATs
Alternative Provision Is Full Of Traumatised Children – A New Practice Is Needed
Taking into account past experiences and focusing on young people as individuals can have a comparable effect to having trained therapists on staff. Sarah Gillette’s trust is taking a trauma informed approach to supporting students’ social and emotional wellbeing.
Getting Careers Advice Up to Speed
New guidance from the government is requiring school leadership and governors to be more active in supporting students with career advice and preparation. Glenys Hart’s analysis examines what needs to be covered in order to meet the new targets.
Your New School Might Not Be Right For You!
Building on last issue’s article on Acing the Leadership Interview, here we look at how sometimes the worst thing that can happen isn’t not getting a job you’ve applied for, but getting the wrong job. Jill Berry shows how you can avoid falling into that trap and what to do if you end up in a post that’s not right for you.