Leadership and Policy

Becoming a thinking school

11 October 2012

Rochester Grammar is an Advanced Thinking School. Denise Shepherd explains how and why the school has put thinking at the heart of its curriculum.


Spotlight on Malaysia

4 October 2012

With UK ministers often looking abroad for inspiration, Ann Puntis continues her look at international education systems.


Are you prepared for the SEN changes?

4 October 2012

With the government's proposed reform of provision for SEN students and the introduction of the new Ofsted framework and Teachers' Standards, the SEN landscape is shifting once more. Lorraine Petersen looks at the implications.



A journey to outstanding

20 September 2012

Heartlands Academy has gone from special measures to two consecutive Ofsted outstandings ― the last one under the January 2012 framework. David Smith explains some of their secrets to inspection success.


Spotlight on Singapore

5 July 2012

Singapore is often quoted by the education secretary as a system to which the UK must aspire. Ann Puntis takes a look.


Building up your brand

5 July 2012

We may not like it, but having a strong brand is increasingly important for today's schools. Deborah Benady offers some advice.


Funding building refurbishments

28 June 2012

The axing of the Building Schools for the Future left many schools in limbo, with poor buildings but no funding to replace them. Vincent King looks at funding refurbishments in a post-BSF world, while Andy Shaw offers some money-saving tips.


All change for A levels?

28 June 2012

The exams watchdog has proposed a major overhaul of the structure of A levels. Pete Henshaw delves into the consultation document and gauges the reaction from the education sector.


Stretching their horizons

21 June 2012

Nick Parks, an international ski and mountain guide and former head of outdoor education at Marlborough College, discusses how travel can be used across the curriculum and the work of the Stretching Horizons network.


Twelve governing top tips

21 June 2012

Karina Carter, a chair of governors and a National Leader of Governance, offers her 12 tips for governing excellence.


Is this the year for 3D?

21 June 2012

As 3D becomes increasingly common, Mark Robinson argues how this popular technology could be used in the classroom to change the face of the learning experience.



A very special relationship

14 June 2012

An effective working relationship between the headteacher and the chair of governors is vital to a school's success. Nick Bannister speaks to two such partnerships to get an insight and some best practice advice.


Keeping a close eye on education

14 June 2012

The Education Select Committee plays a crucial role in scrutinising education policy and performance. Its chairman Graham Stuart MP speaks to Dorothy Lepkowska about some key issues, including academies, awarding bodies, the EBacc, and Michael Gove.

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