Issue 16.3 - Managing Schools Today
Nice financing, shame about the design
PFI can seem an attractive way to fund the rebuilding of schools, says Andrew Beard, but why do so many designs end up uninspiring and second-rate?
Strategic leadership Part five: Tackling behaviour
This is the fifth in a series of six features, produced in conjunction with Capita Education Services, which together will provide schools with a comprehensive plan of action to achieve their long-term improvement goals.
Leading with behaviour
Geoff Moss and John Bayley round off MST's innovative series on behaviour management with their conclusions from 15 years of work in the field.
This time it’s personal
One-to-one performance coaching is all the rage in the private sector, but as Annette Fillery-Travis explains, the technique could be a boost for teachers’ professional development too.
Someone to lean on
Leadership mentors are proving an invaluable guide to trainees finding their way through courses. Nick Sparks and Jackie Switzer explain.
Better testing, better learning
Opinions about testing are numerous – good ideas for improving it scarce. Sarah Tough and Richard Brooks of the Institute for Public Policy Research take the debate forward with these radical but practical suggestions.
Pull yourself together
MST’s user guide to Every Child Matters continues as Maxine Froggatt looks at how school leaders can plan the way ahead in collaboration with other local children’s services managers.
Sorting out the cyberbullies
One downside to new technology is an alarming growth in virtual harassment. Mark Blois and Vicky Lapins consider how schools can respond now that bullying has gone digital.
Two into one will go
School mergers are increasingly a fact of life, but over half result in a sustained decline in academic standards. Russell Hobby looks at how schools can join up and avoid the post-merger slump.