Senior leadership

Delivering a whole education

21 March 2013

There are now more than 500 schools in the Whole Education network, all working to deliver a truly rounded education for their students. Chris Holmwood reports from a recent conference.



What’s the point of school?

7 March 2013

How do we prepare students for a future that is unknown? Professor Bill Lucas discusses four tenets of an ‘expansive education’ to help us meet this challenge, and introduces a network which is pioneering these approaches.


Conducting the perfect teaching job interview

7 March 2013

What is the best way to get the most from interviews with prospective teachers looking for a job at your school? Darryl Mydat provides some interview guidance for schools looking to recruit new staff.



A case study of a successful Trust School

7 February 2013

While everyone is talking about academies, much less is spoken about Trust Schools, also introduced under the last government. Abid Butt explains why his school – Lyndon School in Solihull – has embraced Trust School status.


Teaching students leadership skills

22 November 2012

The Learning to Lead project teaches students crucial leadership skills. After visiting two of the first schools to adopt the scheme, Professor Sir Tim Brighouse discusses the importance of student involvement in school life.


Raising teacher morale by finding and spreading best practice

22 November 2012

The pressure is on teachers at the moment with a raft of policy change and high profile attacks from politicians and Ofsted. Ben Solly looks at how school leaders can keep their teachers' morale high ― and it starts with focusing on sharing good pr


Supporting BME students

11 October 2012

Are schools doing enough to meet the needs of their increasingly diverse population? Linda Tanner reports on programmes that have been proven to make the difference for Black and minority ethnic children.


Training future leaders

11 October 2012

Shenley Brook End School has opened a Leadership and Training Centre to support leadership development across the area. Chris Holmwood explains.


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.


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.


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.

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