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Headteacher Autonomy

Headteachers breathed a sigh of relief on 22nd March when the House of Lords ruled in favour of schools in two separate human rights claims brought by pupils. Mark Blois, education expert at law firm Browne Jacobson, explores the legal tug of war between the human rights of individual pupils and the authority of headteachers’ to decide what’s best for the school. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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How does place affect education?

This is a short paper by Ruth Lupton of the Institute for Public Policy Research, looking at the impact of location and community on education. It explores the impact of neighbourhood on individuals and the motivations and opportunities to learn when taken in the context of the local labour market, other peoples’ attitude and local resources. It also considers the impact of schools as neighbourhood resources. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Managing ICT costs in schools

This report explores how school leaders can get the best value from existing technology and staff skills, while identifying sustainable arrangements for the future. It sets the educational context and illustrates the role of leaders in collating and managing costs, suggesting a range of ways they may use cost information to develop and embed the use of ICT. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Safeguarding children in a digital world – Developing a stra

This 44–page document by Becta considers the development of an e–safety strategy, drawing together policies and practices, education and training, and infrastructure and technology – all underpinned by inspection and standards. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Drug Prevention for Young Asylum Seekers and Refugees

This is a 28–page review of current knowledge by the charity, Mentor UK, which seeks to protect children from the harm that drugs cause and make misuse less likely. The paper looks at drug prevention and includes an overview of existing provision and identifies gaps in current knowledge. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Working Together to Safeguard Children

A guide to inter–agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This 270–page document sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It is addressed to practitioners and front–line managers who have particular responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Extended schools: Access To Opportunities And Services For A

By 2010, all children should have access to a variety of activities beyond the school day. This 32–page prospectus sets out some information on developing extended services. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Changing Minds: The Lasting Impact of School Trips

This research, carried out by Exeter University, has found that nature–based school trips have a lasting impact on children as they grow up. The research comes ahead of the Government's manifesto on learning outside the classroom. The manifesto is a response to dropping numbers of school trips due to teachers' fears of child safety and personal liability for student injury. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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The Persistence Of Poverty Across Generations

This study measures the extent to which growing up in poverty makes children more likely to be poor as adults. It compares teenagers from the 1970s with those from the 1980s. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Coming full circle: The impact of New Labour’s education pol

This 150–page research publication, commissioned by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, provides detailed insights into the impact of New Labour’s education policies on Key Stage 2 and illustrates that there have been more changes in teachers’ attitudes and practices in the last 5 years than in the previous 20 years. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Young People, Risk and Protection: A Major Survey of Seconda

This 161–page survey reports the findings of ‘On Track’, a long–term multi–component initiative aimed at children aged four to twelve years old and their families, who may be at risk of offending and anti–social behaviour. The initiative forms part of the Children’s Fund programme. A primary survey is also available in addition to the secondary survey above. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Expansion in Early Years Settings

The Pre–school Learning Alliance is involved in a range of research activities to support the work of early years settings and early years practitioners. This annual survey reports on the findings of the Group Membership Questionnaire (GMQ) on the expansion in early years settings. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Review and evaluation of the Fast Track teaching programme

The Fast Track Teaching Programme aims to identify, develop and retain individuals from within the teaching profession by offering a development route to early positions of school leadership. This interim report brings together the initial findings from the first two years of the Programme, to establish progress towards the key strategic objectives of Fast Track. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Teachers' Pension Scheme Consultation for England and Wales

This consultation seeks views on a package of reforms to the Teachers' Pension Scheme agreed through extensive negotiations between the government, teacher and lecturer unions and employer organisations. The consultation will run until 9 August 2006. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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The Lead Professional: Managers Guide

This DfES guidance is aimed at strategic and operational managers across all children’s services who have responsibility for implementing a lead professional model of working, to ensure better outcomes for children and young people. The lead professional is part of the wider change programme that will alter the shape, structure and functioning of services for children and young people and the children’s workforce. There is also a practitioners guide available for download. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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e–learning in Further Education: The Impact on Student Inter

This study was carried out on behalf of the DfES to look in depth at the way e–learning was being incorporated in colleges of Further Education, with the aim of identifying those aspects of e–learning that have an important influence on retention and formal attainment. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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School Workforce in England

This statistical report by the DfES contains information on the School Workforce in England, combining information on teacher numbers, vacancies, sickness absence, ethnicity, and pupil–teacher ratios. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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New Nutrition Standards For School Food

The Education Secretary has published new minimum nutrition standards for school food to ensure healthier eating throughout the school day, banning meals high in salt, fat and sugar or containing low quality meat from lunchtime menus. They combine the recommendations of the School Meals Review Panel (SMRP) and the School Food Trust (SFT). A summary of the original consultation, ‘Turning the Tables: Transforming School Food’ is also available. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Sustainable Schools For Pupils, Communities And The Environm

The DfES has launched a consultation on how schools can become more sustainable by finding ways for them to draw together a range of activities and linking them to other agendas to highlight the opportunities for school improvement. Eight key areas – or 'doorways' have been highlighted for sustainable development. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Joint Area Review: Enhanced Youth Inspection

Ofsted's new framework for youth service inspections was launched in January 2004, to report on three key aspects: achievement, curriculum and resources, and management. This paper provides detailed guidance for heads of youth service on the enhanced youth inspection process. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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Evaluating mathematics provision for 14–19–year–olds

This Ofsted report looks at factors leading to high achievement, motivation and participation in 14–19 mathematics, and the factors which act against high achievement. The findings are intended to contribute to the debate on the future of mathematics education in England, following the publication of the Smith Report, ‘Making Mathematics Count’. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 08

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