Issue 17.2 - Managing Schools Today
A picture of health
Millions of children are beneitting from the National Healthy Schools Programme, say its directors – and these case studies show that their schools are gaining from the scheme too.
A perfect start to the day
Giving pupils a place to eat breakfast at school can boost their performance in class as well as helping them enjoy a healthy diet.
Primary schools, testing and underachievement
New research from Bill Boyle and Joanna Bragg confirms the link between disadvantaged areas and low attainment – and finds that many intervention strategies are surprisingly ineffective.
Another wasted day
Situational Leadership II is the most widely used leadership model in business. In the irst of a four-part series Geoff Moss and Elizabeth Floyer look at its applicability to schools and ask: how serious are we about professional development?
Fit for purpose
Spaces for physical activity matter as much as any other learning environment, says Crichton Casbon – and designers must meet a number of key challenges.
Missing, presumed lost
Has any of your equipment ‘grown legs’ recently? tony Attwood investigates the strange case of the disappearing apparatus in Britain’s schools.
Trust schools and the law
More and more schools are looking at the beneits of trust status. With application deadlines looming, MST’s education law expert Mark Blois looks at the legal implications.
What will trust status do for us?
Many misgivings remain over trust schools – but Simon Dennis’ experience suggests that a carefully considered bid could bring lasting beneits for pupils and staff.