Issue 9&10 - Primary Leadership Today
Supporting Schools to support families
'Time for You’ young people’s counselling service is one of the many services provided by Relate (Rugby & N.E. Warks) Ltd. Relate is a National Charity and has many centres across the Country all providing relationship support for families, couples and young people. Lynne Hunt describes the school-based counselling support and explains how they are increasingly targeting younger students.
Ready for language 2010?
Teaching a modern foreign language at Primary will become compulsory in 2010, just three years away. Yet many teachers and head teachers have still to get to grips with the opportunities for successful MFL teaching. In this case study we hear how Lyn Kendall at Lord Scudamore is forging ahead.
Making Sure Every Child Chatters
Being able to be understood, use language and communicate with others is the foundation for all learning and social development. It has a bearing on everything we do in life. Without these skills children may struggle to learn and make friends. This in turn limits their life chances. Kate Freeman, professional adviser for children’s communication charity I CAN explores the impact of poor communication.
Taking bricks from the wall
How do you do your planning? Bill Boyle and Marie Charles from the University of Manchester give an international perspective on a very individual problem.
Developing skills for communication and learning
Why do so many children lack basic communication and language skills? This is not an answer to that question but it is an outline of what they are doing at Wayield Community Primary School to address the issue. Valerie Rose looks at where children are coming from and what we might do to help them.
Sandra Clement, headteacher at West Down School in North Devon shares her views about the highs and lows of headship.
A week in the life of a primary business manager
Paul Brock is business manager of Wexham Court Primary, a popular school with 470 pupils, on the outskirts of Slough; this is a fairly typical, varied week towards the end of summer term 2007.
The International Primary Curriculum: Captivating the Classr
Head teachers, Avril Newman and Sheila Cairns are busy people. As well as running their own ships, they are regularly welcoming other heads who have one goal in mind; to see what the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is all about. So what is the attraction?