Issue 17.1 - Managing Schools Today
New regulations on drinks in school have been welcomed by suppliers – which is just as well, given how many young people get much less hydration than they should.
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.
Time to tackle the school run!
Britain’s fixation with driving children to school is unhealthy, unsafe and an environmental disaster – so take Alistair Goulding’s tips and make a school travel plan.
Extended schools, extended ICT
The activities of extended schools will mean hugely expanded demands on their hardware and software. Steve Smith looks at the technological challenges and opportunities ahead.
Learning from Dutch design
A visit to see innovative school design in the netherlands proved inspirational for a group of head teachers from Somerset.
Design your own school!
The best way to ensure an effective and sustainable redesign for your school is to take part in the process yourself, argues Richard Hurst.
Education law expert Mark Blois looks over the surprising history of school governance – and sees further turbulence and change in the not-too-distant future.
What governors are for
With questions being asked about the future of governors – and the academies programme seemingly posing a serious threat – Phil Revell restates their vital role in accountability.
Learning vs intelligent learning
Steve Williams introduces a new video-based training package to promote curiosity, independent learning, good dialogue and thinking skills at Key Stages 2 and 3.