Archives for January 19th, 2007

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP SHAKE-UP BRINGS IN CHIEF EXECUTIVES

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 January, 2007

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP SHAKE-UP BRINGS IN CHIEF EXECUTIVES

 

A review of school leadership commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills and carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers, has recommended a range of models for school leadership to boost school standards and deliver more effective management of schools. A shift away from the traditional model of a headteacher supported by a deputy or assistant head has become necessary because of the way in which schools are changing. The new models include a chief executive without teaching responsibilities. The recommendations are made against a background where modern school leaders are required to fulfil an increasing number of roles, such as accountant, architect, and human resources manager.

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MINISTER DEFENDS MOVE TO DATA SHARING ACROSS PUBLIC SERVICES

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 January, 2007

MINISTER DEFENDS MOVE TO DATA SHARING ACROSS PUBLIC SERVICES

 

Cabinet Office minister Pat McFadden has strongly defended the Government’s determination to create a framework that will allow public bodies to share personal details of their customers. The need for data sharing has emerged from the Prime Minister’s policy review and public reaction is being sought in the citizens forums to be held next month across the country.

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Promoting Positive Parenting

Features, PublicNet: 19 January, 2007

By Alison Pike, Joanne Coldwell and Judy Dunn. There is increasing government interest in promoting positive parent-child relationships as one means of improving outcomes for children. The authors paint a portrait of ‘ordinary’ family relationships among a sample of parents and children aged 4-8 drawn from the local community. Their findings identify some of the key factors in successful parenting.

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