Issue 17.1 - Managing Schools Today
Producing the perfect prospectus
Your prospectus represents the school to parents – so a little investment to make it look and read well can be repaid several times over. Paula Barclay explains.
Transition, ambition and omission
In September your school may have transferred gifted and talented children – and they may well have found the transition hard. Jenny Brookes introduces her thought-provoking research on the issue.
Small is beautiful
A ground-breaking project is encouraging secondary schools to develop ‘human scale’ approaches to education. Sheila Dainton explains.
Supporting schools to support families
Relate is best known for its relationship support services – but a project offering counselling to young people in schools is reaping great results, says Lynne Hunt.
Guarding the entrance
Tighter rules on school admissions policies won’t be enough to stop selection by the back door, according to Sarah Tough’s hard-hitting research
Tomlinson by stealth?
Ed Balls is expanding the diploma programme to satiate the demands of business – so could they eventually replace GCSEs and A-levels?
Who failed who?
The brief and turbulent history of the Ridings School raises questions over government policy on struggling schools.