Keeping Children Safe - 18 June 2013
Today, we submitted our consultation response on the government’s proposals to slim down safeguarding guidance to schools. Thanks to all those who took the time to call or write in with their comments.
Of Committees and Commissions - 12 June 2013
Charitable status is back in the news again, almost. Last week saw the publication of yet another report about the Charities Act 2006, this time from the Select Committee which oversees the work of the Charity Commission.
School Leadership: Three Leaders, One Team
Amongst the proliferation of research and debate about many areas of educational leadership: distributed leadership; building a successful Senior Leadership Team; talent development and other themes, there is much to demonstrate that leading a school is a collaborative process involving a variety of roles. However, there is as yet relatively little written about the triumvirate at the heart of a school’s senior leadership: the Head, the Bursar and the Chair of Governors.
It is time to give schoolchildren what they want - 6 November 2012
‘What they want’, according to Jonathan Taylor, Headmaster of Bootham School, is inspired teaching by inspirational teachers. With the help of a public-private partnership which is already bearing fruit in York, here Jonathan explains the wider meaning behind this partnership and its potential for further development in line with children’s needs and aspirations. Is this partnership a model for the future?
Academy Challenged - 2 November 2012
Barely a week passes without an ideologically-driven assault on independent schools. The ideologues tend to fall into two categories. There are those who find the very existence of schools outside the state sector repugnant to their worldview. Their aim is the abolition of independent schools (and they are creatively opportunistic in finding ways to advance their cause). Arguments about the fundamental right of parents to choose an education system for their child, or the wilful perverseness of vandalising a sector which is the envy of the world, fall on deaf ears.