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Assessing pupils against the 10 outcomes

The 10 outcomes for PE indicate what high quality provision should lead to. How do your pupils measure up? This pro forma will help you identify strengths and weaknesses against the outcomes.

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07/04/2009
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lesson observation checklist

In order to help monitor standards in teaching and learning the PE subject leader should be observing lessons. This pro forma gives some indicators of the good practice to look out for.

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07/04/2009
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Do it yourself

Self-evaluation– a powerful new factor in school improvement or just another round of form-filling? Research from Sara Bubb and Peter Earley weighs up the evidence of the first few years.

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10/06/2009
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Learners in the driving seat

Who is responsible for students’ learning? Chris Watkins’ ground-breaking series looks at how young people themselves can take the lead – and the excellent results that can follow.

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10/06/2009
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The right place at the right time

Primary geography and history have taken quite a battering over the last few years – but, says Pam Harper, a new training scheme breathes fresh life into these two important subjects.

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10/06/2009
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Editorial: Why every school leader should watch 'The Wire'

Why every school leader should watch 'The Wire'

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10/06/2009
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Let's get active!

With an obesity crisis looming, Britain’s young people desperately need physical activity, but how can we make exercise appealing? Hampshire head Tom Donohoe explains his school’s success.

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10/06/2009
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Picking up the pieces

After Ofsted’s shattering verdict, part four of our series fnds the successful head of a failing school left to rally the staff, handle the media and prepare for special measures.

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10/06/2009
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What makes groupwork work?

Co-operative Learning can be a great way for pupils to acquire social skills as well as knowledge – as long as it’s done right. Its leading theorist, educational psychologist Robert E Slavin, explores the pitfalls and the possibilites.

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10/06/2009
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Crossing the gender gap

Headlines about boys’ underachievement can distract schools from the very real issues of peer pressure and self-image that can damage girls’ learning and well-being, says Christine Skelton.

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10/06/2009
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Managing through the recession

Some tough decisions lie ahead for school managers as the economic downturn bites into budgets. SLT finance expert Malcolm Trobe offers some ideas to help.

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10/06/2009
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Losing the best job in the world

Headteachers’ leader John Dunford asks why, with a looming shortage of heads, the Government pursues policies that mean school leaders are losing their jobs in record numbers.

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10/06/2009
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Extended Schools: an alternative view

If we keep building schools on the 19th-century model of containing children within, can we really expect local people to come in and use the facilities? John Waldron offers a historical perspective on extended schools.

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10/06/2009
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A question of priorities

Which to tackle first – disruptive behaviour or indifferent teaching and learning? A new head faces a tough early challenge in this issue’s Leadership Dilemma.

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10/06/2009
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Political science

GCSE science is still under scrutiny – with rows over standards, changes to the syllabus, and this year’s exam candidates at an unfair advantage.

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10/06/2009
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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

Date:
17/06/2009
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Beyond the comfort zone

Risk-taking business people are clearly just what Britain needs – and an innovative scheme encouraging schools to take chances is helping to produce them.

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17/06/2009
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From poverty to equality

The Government has another chance to address the issues surrounding deprivation and underachievement. Can the link ever be broken?

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17/06/2009
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Funding chaos at the LSC

Further education is in turmoil over promises of cash for rebuilding which failed to materialise.

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17/06/2009
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The bank at Bell Lane school

The mighty high street banks may be struggling to survive – but the one run by primary school children in Buckinghamshire goes from strength to strength. Caroline Masters tells the story.

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17/06/2009
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Take the Energy Challenge

Schools are urged to help the fght against climate change in a simple but effective new sustainable energy initiative. Liz Warren has the lowdown.

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17/06/2009
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