Progression UPS 2 – 3. Progression on UPS should be based on two successful consecutive reviews as part of performance management.
A better future for assistants
Successful strike action has shown that teaching assistants are not prepared to be the ones who lose out as workforce reform continues
Education Secretary Ruth Kelly has unveiled plans for Englands schools to offer year–round out–of–hours activities splashing out and extra £680m to allow schools to open from 8am to 6pm during term time and holidays.
Buildings fit for the future
If redesigned schools are to offer a learning environment fit for the 21st century argues Caroline Morland then they will have to embody the values of our revamped education system.
Giving pupils a say
Although far from a new idea children's rights have barely registered an impact on school decision making. In the first of two features this month on 'student voice' Lucy Sweetman suggests how we might start listening
From Skegness to San Diego
Schools in isolated coastal areas face many problems associated with recruitment and depressed local economies – but as Professor Brent Davies explains the're looking far and wide for solutions
Slums and suburbs
With parents apparently trying every dodge in the book to grab places at popular schools David Hellawell laments the forces that have polarised education in the UK
Get your hands dirty
There are those who think school decor and the state of the tiolets are below headteachers' responsibility – but Geoff Barton believes the quality of the physical environment is inseperable from learning
Are you sitting comfortably
How much thought do we give to the patterns of seating in our classrooms? John beresford and David Jackson introduce a series of remarkable findings on the difference seating can make to students' perception and learning