This edition reports on the December 2016 meeting of the National Consultative Forum, touching on matters such as a task team report on inclusive education; Provincial Consultative Forums; the development of ideas around the Annual National Assessments and the Matric Supplementary exams; possible changes to school fee and fee exemption regulations; and the TIMSS testing of 2015.
An explanation of some of the imperatives driving the provision of educator posts to schools in the Eastern Cape – November 2016.
This edition looks at thew vexed issue of who is technically the employer of those in the so-called SGB posts in a school, and what the implications are of a recent CCMA ad liminem ruling in this regard.
Trusts, and how to create and manage them within a school context.
Conflict of interests – what is it really, and how does one manage it in the school?
Another look at school fees, particular from the point of view of the implications of the various fees-must-fall initiatives.
We all know who is boss in a school – but we also need to formalize our understandings around who is second-in-command: the one who will have to step up to the plate if the boss is indisposed for any reason.
A look at a study on the teaching of Maths in the USA, and some suggestions on how we can improve the teaching of the subject in our own schools.
Another look at codes of conduct, grooming and hair in the light of recent developments in our schools.
All the hints and documents schools need to run an effective budget meeting for parents (also known as the AGM in Gauteng Province).