Issue 13 - Primary Leadership Today
Bullying at school
The topic of bullying continues to attract enormous media attention. The expectation that schools will 'sort it out' continues to grow. In this article, Gerald Walton gives us insight into why bullying appears to be on the increase on both sides of the Atlantic.
Managers Briefcase Issue 13
* Long term and medium term planning for the International primary Curriculum * A pupil survey example (you need to add your own faces!) * An example of an extra-curricular policy * A guide to story telling for beginners * Information about the school profile * Guidance on internet safety
A fresh look at boredom
We might assume that boredom is a bad thing. Time on your hands and lack of activity must be a waste of time. In this article Teresa Belton considers how boredom has its uses and can actually be seen as a means of developing creativity.
Jamie Oliver watch out!
The healthy, adventurous cooking of School Chef of the Year Lynnette Tinney is transforming the eating habits of Derbyshire schoolchildren. Find out how she's doing it. The obesity crisis and the Jamie Oliver intervention have helped to heighten awareness of the still unacceptably poor food served in schools. Furthermore , formal and informal learning about food, in the classroom and in the dinner hall, has made children more aware than the parents about the issues of health. Read more...
What makes a good childhood?
Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, considers the role of teachers in creating good childhoods following a rising tide of concern. The Good Childhood Inquiry aims to establish what the state of childhood actually is in the UK.
Manager’s Briefcase 6
The internet can be viewed as both an asset and a hazard. Used correctly it has the potential to be an excellent source of information and efficient means of communication. It can also be extremely harmful where it becomes a tool for bullying, extortion or misrepresentation. To use it properly and safely requires a number of skills and a level of awareness. The following are some key pointers to help children acquire these.
Manager’s Briefcase 4
You may be a confident storyteller already. By storytelling I don’t mean reading a story from a book. Telling a story to an audience without use of prompts can be quite an intimidating experience. Here are some guidelines to help you deliver your story.
Manager’s Briefcase 3
With the extended schools agenda, extra-curricular activities have grown in stature. With their increasing profile you may also want to ensure that consistency and guidance are available through drawing up an extra-curricular policy.