Vision into Practice – Ensuring Every Child Matters is a self-evaluation tool for inclusive learning. Trish Lowson, school link officer for Inclusive Learning at Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, explains read more

Sharon Wallwork provides comprehensive advice on dealing with a decline in student numbers. She argues that, far from being something that only schools in specific circumstances should be concerned about, all educational institutions need to assess the risks of declining numbers and the huge financial implications this can bring read more

We begin a series of best practice advice features with a look at the implications of a school having its own bank account read more

As schools open their doors to new categories of visitor, they must take an audit of risk and danger on the premises, writes Sarah Freeston. read more

Can – and indeed should – someone from a background other than teaching become a school leader? Join this growing debate read more

Q: Can an employee who secretly taped a disciplinary hearing use the tape as evidence at a tribunal? read more

In two respects the focus of education has shifted in the 2000s. read more

School governors can play a crucial role in safeguarding the future leadership of schools by taking a more systematic approach to the recruitment and appointment of headteachers. read more

An independent report compiled for the government has suggested that a number of key aspects of school governance need to be reformed. read more

Nina Siddle explains how her school is working to improve the effectiveness of the governing body with respect to the new financial management standard for schools. read more

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