Issue 17.4 - Managing Schools Today
Taking extra care
What does the new law on corporate manslaughter mean for your school? Andy Hopkin explores the implications for education managers.
The personal touch
PSHE can play a valuable role in new policy initiatives, as two school managers explain how the subject has been instrumental in their work on the National Healthy Schools Programme.
Motivation, motivation, motivation
Keeping the best teachers – and keeping them engaged with the job – is increasingly vital to better outcomes for children. Jody Goldsworthy looks at some methods for motivating staff.
The art of effective teamwork
What makes a high-performing team? How should it be led? Geoff Moss and Elizabeth Floyer’s series continues with a look at the defning features of successful work groups in schools.
Your flexible friend
A flexible learning environment can unleash amazing results from your pupils, says Sam Stevens, but a good deal of thought, planning and preparation are essential.
Design for everyone
The shift towards personalised learning will need a shift towards personalised school design. Michál Cohen explains how her firm of architects has risen to the challenge.
Making it all add up
School leaders are groaning under the burden of initiatives. In the frst of two features by Graham Holley of the TDA, explains how a new planning tool can help school managers intergrate reforms like Every Child Matters into the mainstream.
A change for the worse?
Ill-informed proposals for change could undermine the vital role of school governors as the Every Child Matters agenda moves forward, argues Phil Revell.
The home front
A ground-breaking new award offers guidance and recognition to schools working closely with parents – a unifying theme of the Children’s Plan. Margaret Booth explains.