Making Every Child Matter
A key issue in the autumn restructuring exercise was the delivery of the agenda emerging from the new legislation in the Children Act 2004 and the radical changes outlined there for children’s services.
Protecting The Innocent?
New procedures are intended to protect both children from abuse and adults from false allegations – but will they work in practice?
Lessons From Within
If attainment data is used intelligently – as is the case at Ray Tarleton’s college – it can make a real and lasting difference to pupils’ performance
Is The Government Moving Out?
With control over education increasingly passing to charities businesses parents and religious groups we could soon see an era in which anyone can govern schools except the Government
A Sideways Glance At Trust Schools
It’s all change in Swineshire as Backstop takes a sideways glance at trust schools
Take a deep breath…
If new recommendations on behaviour management can be accused of stating the obvious then Geoff Barton argues for a more considered approach
It may not be the first thing to jump to mind when refurbishing a school, but good-quality flooring can make a huge difference to the learning environment
It can be hard to define and conspicuous by its absence, says Jeff Jones, but motivation is a crucial quality for school leaders to be able to inspire
New Agenda, New Workforce
MST meets the head of the Children’s Workforce Development Council – the organisation helping to ensure excellent staffing for children’s services