Issue 12 - Primary Leadership Today
Engaging Children: Can the Classroom Capture it?
We need to revive the curriculum. The dry diet of the literacy and numeracy strategies has resulted in many children losing interest. How can we enthuse our children once more Anne Keeling describes how the International Primary Curriculum might be the answer.
What is the point of homework?
There are many assumptions about homework. It is generally believed to be a good thing that should be developed during the primary school years ready for transition. Bill Boyle, Joanna Bragg & Diane Pearson at the University of Manchester researched the issues and summarise their fndings here.
Good times return! Coming out of Special Measures
It’s every teacher’s and headteacher’s nightmare. Special measures does not feel very special at all. Debra Bailey describes the experience for her and her school, Chilvers Coton Community Infant School. She shares with us what it felt like to ‘come out’.