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The Biggest Test of All

If Britain is to prosper in the future we will need sharper assessment tools to ensure pupils are developing essential basic skills. Andrew Thraves investigates the Assessing Pupils’ Progress scheme.

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10/04/2008
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Building for well-being

Our built environment clearly influences the way we feel and work - so school design can play a crucial role in addressing the Every Child Matters agenda.

Date:
20/03/2009
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Now they mean business

In education’s brave new world the work of the school business manager is undergoing profound change. SLT investigates.

Date:
20/03/2009
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A new game plan

With 2012 on the horizon and a healthy living agenda already upon us, what’s the best way to raise the performance of a PE department? Crispin Andrews asks leading sports teachers.

Date:
01/05/2009
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Judgement day

I was a failing head: In part three of our series, the inspection team deliver their damning verdict and wonder why the head is not 'in pieces'

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01/05/2009
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Not so special after all?

On the face of it, specialist schools are a success - but questions are being asked after new research found music schools doing better in science than science schools.

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01/05/2009
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Liable to question?

The insurance market is failing schools, suggests Mark Blois - but make sure you have the right cover, and the cost savings may follow later.

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01/05/2009
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Assessment as an act of love

The innovative cultural studies curriculum at one comprehensive school has boosted attainment but it needed a different type of assessment to measure its true worth. Debra Kidd explains.

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01/05/2009
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Do the right thing

SLT’s new series on leadership dilemmas begins with a headteacher’s tough decision on whether to complain about an underperforming colleague. Jos Delnoij and Karin Murris weigh up the issues.

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01/05/2009
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Now they mean business

In education’s brave new world the work of the school business manager is undergoing profound change. SLT investigates.

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01/05/2009
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Specialising in primary science (open access article)

It’s usually secondary schools that specialise, but a group of mainly primary schools in Sheffeld have broken the mould with a successful focus on science. Nicola Shipman explains.

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01/05/2009
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Does parity of esteem make sense?

Seeking equality between vocational and academic qualifcations is a dead end debate, argues Tim Oates.

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01/05/2009
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Manager’s Briefcase

Learning Outside the Classroom Learning outside the classroom is a priority for the DCSF Monitoring participation outside the classroom Evaluating under-represented groups Checklist for clubs

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01/05/2009
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Planning for learning - building bricks back into the wall

Teachers spend a lot of their time planning. It is generally understood that planning should be refective and fexible. In this article Bill Boyle & Marie Charles share research suggesting that the practice is far from ideal.

Date:
01/05/2009
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Collaborative Learning

Chris Watkins takes a closer look at collaboration between pupils: why do they enjoy it and how does it work?

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01/05/2009
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Editorial - new SLT

School Leadership Today - more than a change of name.

Date:
01/05/2009
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New training for a new role

Sweeping changes to headship and education itself have prompted a redesign for the UK’s foremost school leadership qualifcation. Nicola Mott and Bridget Hanney explain.

Date:
01/05/2009
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Safety online: the pupils’ view

How best to protect young people from the potential dangers of the internet? Sue Cranmer introduces eye-opening research based around the views of children themselves.

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01/05/2009
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SATs - the end at last?

As new research explodes government claims about KS2 SATs, how much longer can England hold on to a testing regime that is deplored by teachers, pundits, heads – and now parents too?

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01/05/2009
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