Issue 16.6 - Managing Schools Today
Health and happiness
Teachers were irked by a recent suggestion that schools teach health, happiness and emotional intelligence – but, says Bram van Asselt, a remarkable new system is already helping some to do just that.
A healthy future
Despite negative headlines about the take-up of new healthy meals, the School Food Trust’s plans are still on track – promising a better way ahead for children, parents and schools alike.
The great outdoors
Huge sums have been invested in school buildings to improve learning outcomes – but the work of one landscape design firm could prove that the outdoor environment is equally influential.
Out of site, out of mind?
Is off-site construction the best way for your school to expand into new buildings? New research can help managers decide between prefabricated and traditional construction.
Virtually the best school in the world
Amazing new software can give teachers and students a virtual tour of their new schools and their chance to have a say – before a single brick is laid.
Someone to watch over me
New staff at John Wootton’s school receive real-time coaching during lessons using a video link and earpiece – and the results so far have been amazing.
Learning for business
As schools come under increasing pressure from industry to turn out young workers and entrepreneurs, Michael Savory explains how Young Enterprise can help.
Every child chatters
Children with poor communication skills may struggle to learn and make friends, limiting their chances in later life. Kate Freeman introduces some invaluable new resources to help them catch up.
Can governors cut the mustard?
The future role of governors seems far from clear in the age of city academies and disengagement from civic life. Alan Dyson asks: where next with school governance?