Issue 1 - Primary Leadership Today
Changing the mindset – parents and schools
The Government has introduced a raft of legislation that will fundamentally change how we think about schools. It is often said that if someone arrived here in the present in a time machine from 150 years ago, the only recognisable thing would be the schools – both the buildings they use and the methods of teaching and learning going on inside. That could be about to change, as John Grainger describes.
Enhancing literacy teaching through ICT
ICT is now well and truely part of our curriculum. Government funding, Inset, basic skills requirements and private finance initiatives have transformed the odd BBC to computer suites, tablets and interactive white boards.
A voyage of discovery
I can't think OF a better TIME TO launch a new PRIMARY leadership magazine. So much IS happening WITH the new Education Act, changes TO Ofsted AND Every Child Matters that IS BOTH testing FOR us ALL TO keep up AND exciting IN terms OF how we can expect our schools TO develop
A spot of bother
As paul Bridle says in his article, sometimes we just need to make mistakes faster. We certainly want to get them over with as soon as possible and move on to the next. We're NOT always tolerant OF the mistakes we make AND those OF others around us. Perhaps we should be. That's where this regular feature starts. Every issue will be asking you to tell us about the mistakes you made and how you recovered. if you dare...
The role of the primary head has changed fundamentally over the last twenty years. It is time to review what has happened and to raise questions about the future
Rethinking our approach to the lunch hour – transforming att
Lunchtimes have always been something of a problem. How do you enable your children to make the most of the time and avoid spending all afternoon sorting out the squabbles Mary Simmons describes how her school has tackled it.
The Education Act 2005
The Education Bill was given Royal Assent on 8th April 2005, so launching the 2005 Education Act. The five key elements of the Act are explained in more detail below.
A problem or an opportunity
Many heads are feeling stunned by the potential impact of TLRs. Derek Gardiner outlines what he sees to be the problems and opportunities presented by this most recent piece of legislation.
In nurture groups, every child does matter
Jim Rose, director of The Nurture Group Network, outlines how nurture groups, as a form of addressing the individual needs of children, fit well into the 'Every Child Matters' agenda.