The focus of teacher training is shifting away from specialized subject knowledge and towards the development of transferable skills that can be employed in coordinating any area of the primary curriculum. This book examines the management and leadership techniques that trainees and practising teachers need in order to become subject consultants or effective members of a senior management team. With an emphasis on the practical techniques and strategies of curriculum management, the book also deals with the theoretical, practical and technological issues facing teachers as they create and manage curricula. Drawing on their considerable experience, the authors guide readers through:- establishing a direction- working with resources- leading and motivating colleagues. This book is an essential resource for trainees and teachers at every level as they confront the rapidly shifting demands of their profession. Mark Brundrett is a Senior Research Consultant at the Centre for Educational Leadership at the University of Manchester. Previously, he taught in secondary, middle and primary schools and was a headteacher for five years. He has also taught at several higher education institutions and was Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Hull. Neil Burton is currently the MA Education Programme leader at De Montford University, Bedford, where he also teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher training courses. He has worked in senior positions in primary and secondary schools, advised on primary science and technology in a large Local Educaiton Authority, and taught on MBA and EdD programmes at various universities.

Budgeting for the Cost of Learning Resources

Budgeting for the cost of learning resources

Learning Outcomes of This Chapter

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:

  • understand the key resource issues in starting a new initiative
  • articulate the importance of finance as an educational resource
  • analyse the budgetary process
  • recognize the importance of effectiveness and efficiency and the ways in which decisions about the budget are taken

Starting a New Initiative

Before embarking on any new initiative there are two questions to ask:

  • What will it cost to do it?
  • What will it cost not to do it?

All too often the first takes precedent as it provides the more tangible answer. However, this chapter will explore how the first can be accurately assessed and the importance of considering the ...

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