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Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda; Lowe, Michelle – Management in Education, 2011
Educational performance has become a global focus of attention in the attempt to demonstrate a competitive edge (Ball, 2007; Bottery, 2000) leading to a drive for greater accountability and control over teachers work (Ball, 2007). A recent policy development in England, "Workforce Remodelling" (DfES, 2003), has impacted upon the role of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Teaching Assistants, Elementary Education
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Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda; Brundrett, Mark – Management in Education, 2008
Over the last three decades schools have been subject to increasing and more varied sets of regulatory frameworks. In order to maintain creativity teachers need a clear educational perspective from which they can mediate, prioritise and lead change and one that enables them to develop and act upon their beliefs about education. The extent to which…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Principals
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Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda – Management in Education, 2007
The Education Reform Act of 1988 introduced both a National Curriculum and a regime of inspection designed to ensure that schools were adequately meeting the demands of this curriculum. At the same time schools were being given greater autonomy through the increased powers of the governing body and open enrolment. Rather than add to the freedoms…
Descriptors: Educational Change, National Curriculum, Accountability, Moral Values
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Hammersley-Fletcher, Linda; Lowe, Michelle – Management in Education, 2006
This article reports early findings from research commissioned by Staffordshire Local Authority that examines workforce remodelling in schools. As Collarbone (2004) states, workforce remodelling is at the heart of the government's change agenda in maintained schools. It is presented as a tool that will enable schools to think both creatively and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Patterns, Teaching Methods, Employment