Issue 17.6 - Managing Schools Today
MST 17.6 A rollover – not a jackpot
MST’s no-nonsense series on school finance continues as Malcolm Trobe gets to grips with reserves, balances, rollovers and the funding of sixth forms
How can the art of performance management be refined by the techniques of Situational Leadership? Geoff Moss and Elizabeth Floyer's investigates.
Skills at school, skills for life
Improving young people's skills will be vital to the UK and its people in the years ahead. John Salusbury tells how a programme of support made a huge difference to his school.
The internet can be viewed as both an asset and a hazard. Used correctly it has the potential to be an excellent source of information and efficient means of communication. It can also be extremely harmful where it becomes a tool for bullying, extortion or misrepresentation. To use it properly and safely requires a number of skills and a level of awareness. The following are some key pointers to help children acquire these.
A series of proformas, model documents and policies GOVERNORS OF SAMPLE SECONDARY SCHOOL
Design from the inside out
The way to ensure that a school meets the needs of its users, says Lawrence Brenchley, is to design it from the inside out rather than from the outside in.
Partnering for performance
Renowned leadership trainers Geoff Moss and Elizabeth Floyer continue their series by looking at how performance can be boosted by partnerships between leaders and team members.
Working closer on diplomas
The new diplomas will need schools and colleges to collaborate more closely than ever before. A cluster of schools in Bristol has already found some innovative ways forward.
A general improvement
Headteachers’ leader John Dunford welcomes the new diploma – but believes an extended ‘General Diploma’ is the extra step needed to transform 14–19 provision in England.