Issue 8 - Primary Leadership Today
Up against it: Deck the halls – Ofsted’s here
There is never a good time for Ofsted to drop in. Every week has its problems and very few, if any, normal ones exist. But how would you feel if your inspection fell just before your whole school was moving to a new building and right in the middle of Christmas parties? Tony Witte tells us his experience.
Tricks of the trade
Terry outlines the pitfalls of ICT lessons from his experience in education both as teacher and inspector.
Keeping up the non-specialist way
When I irst became a headteacher I found, like many others, that I was also to be in charge of ICT. It was the job no one else wanted.
Learning from assessment
Bill Boyle, Director of CFAS, University of Manchester, takes us through some professional development ideas and points for discussion to support teachers in addressing the focus on assessment for learning.
What are the ‘secrets’ of good presentation, and how can you use PowerPoint effectively Terry Freedman draws some general conclusions from a few unfortunate experiences.
Bringing the Science Curriculum To Life
Is it possible to be creative with the science curriculum whilst maintaining standards and preparing children for SATs? Are we, as educators, guilty of teaching to the facts for too long in primary classes? Sandra Clement, headteacher of West Down School, describes how they meet the challenge.
Parent Partnership Services and Schools
Most schools will have worked with the parent partnership service. But how much do you know about it? This article describes some aspects of their role, with particular reference to their work with schools.