Finding opportunities for interactions within the classroom is crucial for empowering students to take ownership of their learning and gain deeper conceptual understanding. Continuing on from their previous article in CTL (Cultivating a Culture of Thinking), teachers Jeff Watson and Roger Winn continue to share how the ‘Cultures of Thinking’ model is changing their Maths and Science classrooms.
David Middlewood, Ian Abbott and Sue Robinson
discover what’s different about leading a group of schools. They identify a range of issues related to scale, school autonomy, trust and effectiveness. In particular the new world of leading across schools raises special implications for leadership development and progression.
This NFER report, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, focuses on the concept of the self-improving system and addresses the different forms and levels of accountability, collaboration, competition, system incentives and constraints within the parameters of autonomy. Fundamentally, it asks whether the English education system is self-improving and analyses those elements that facilitate or impede this intention.