Independent Schools Management

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Topics covered:

  • Attracting and retaining pupils
  • Bullying (2)
  • Challenges for the sector (3)
  • Charitable status (3)
  • Closing a school in a health emergency
  • Conflict resolution and counselling
  • Dealing with bad teachers
  • Dealing with fluctuating pupil numbers
  • Exams and qualifications (2)
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Handling drug and alcohol incident
  • Health and safety: dispelling some of the myths
  • Inspection
  • Involving parents
  • Keeping up with regulatory changes
  • Making the most of heads of department
  • Marketing your school
  • Media relations
  • Parent contracts
  • Public benefit (2)
  • Running an effective school website
  • Safeguarding children
  • School fees; setting and collection
  • School Olympics
  • Spiritual and moral dimension
  • Working with governors
  • Working with the Bursar

 

Q&As on:

  • Spending the school fees
  • Charitable status
  • Closures for snow and ‘flu
  • Complaints
  • Covering for absent teachersCurriculum issues (1-4)
  • Dealing with fluctuating pupil numbers
  • Fee refunds
  • Fundraising
  • Hiring out facilities
  • Inducting new staff
  • Inspection documents
  • Internet safety
  • Parent contracts
  • Parents’ associations
  • Partnerships (ISSP)
  • Performance management
  • Preparing for ISI inspection (1-3)
  • Redundancy: roles and responsibilities
  • Safeguarding of children
  • School trips
  • Spending the school fees
  • Sponsorship
  • Stress
  • Teachers who are struggling
  • Trips, slips and falls
  • Trouble with governors
  • Truancy
  • When do governors vote?