Issue 17.6 - Managing Schools Today
Tackling teenage pregnancy
Despite the doomy headlines, Britain is making considerable headway in cutting teenage pregnancy. MST looks at successful schemes in two different parts of the country.
Competencies and the new National Curriculum
As schools gear up for the new National Curriculum, Jason Cauchi explores the potential of competency frameworks for preparation and development opportunities.
Getting more for your money
MST’s indispensable new series on funding and finance begins with Malcolm Trobe’s look at the issue of ‘best value’ – and how your school can make the best purchasing decisions.
Too much too soon
The Government’s early years policy could both damage children and breach their parents’ human rights, argues Margaret Edgington of the Open EYE campaign group.
Getting away from it all
Managers are leaving behind the stresses of the school day for some summertime diversions – both in the UK and across the world. Crispin Andrews asks what’s on their holiday agendas.
Is Every Child Matters working?
Many indicators suggest early successes for ‘joined-up’ multi-agency working with young people – but are the indicators themselves flawed? Chris Hough presents some thought-provoking research.
Holding on to your talent
Take care to retain and reward your star teachers, says Jody Goldsworthy, and your efforts will be repaid many times over.
They’ve been scrapped across the rest of the UK – and now damning new research could test the Westminster government’s determination to persist with league tables in England.
Whose business is governing?
What do we mean by governance? What do we expect of governors? Martin McNeill wonders whether the current review will address these crucial issues.