Issue 9&10 - Primary Leadership Today
Managers Briefcase Issue 10
- an example of an absence and leave policy - an example of a disability equality scheme and action plan - a questionnaire for parents - an example of a performance management policy - suggestions for ways of checking up on children's progress - an example of a pay policy
How do you feel about performance related pay? It should be simple. Those people who work hardest and perform best should get more money – shouldn’t they? A logical conclusion but there are a few problems in education connected with this evidently logical statement.
Up Against It: Target Practice
Every day is different in school. Isn’t that why we like it? But one day an ordinary staff meeting turned into dealing with a crisis that no amount of NPQH could really prepare you for.
Displays to order
Janet Hill is a primary school teacher with a new direction. Starting with the simple idea that teachers might appreciate ready-made displays, she has started her own business – displays4teachers. Here she tells us about its origins and what they have to offer.
The pursuit of happiness
Last month Lord Layard caused something of a storm when he suggested that schools should be introducing lessons for pupils on how to cope with life and be happy. Bram van Asselt, of Sportplan explains how schools are already doing this simply by asking pupils to provide the information needed to create high impact lessons.
The Primary Curriculum: doing things differently
If we are preparing to redesign our curriculum what are the basics that should guide us? Miles Tandy considers the key principles for a 21st Century curriculum.
Creativity and Learning
Continuing with our theme of curriculum development, Ian McGimpsey at the RSA explains about ‘Opening Minds’ a curriculum which is based on competencies rather than content.
Leading into the Unknown
Richard Gerver tells us about a radical change to the curriculum at Grange Primary School in Derbyshire. Taken from his new book ‘Leading into the Unknown’ we hear the inspiring Grange story.