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Issue 1.5

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SIP: friend or foe?

School Improvement Partners (SIPs) are now three years old. As part of the new relationship with schools, they arrived to replace the local authority inspector. Heads were uncertain how to greet them. For some of the more naïve amongst us it seemed to be a move in the right direction.

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When listening is hardest

What can we learn from promoting student voice at a school for pupils experiencing social, emotional and behavioural diffculties? Edward Sellman presents a fascinating case study.

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Podcasting at Chepping View

Once you get the hang of it, making a school podcast can be a brilliantly motivating cross-curricular project. Caroline Twigge explains.

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Questions - the key to unlocking potential

The power of questions cannot be overstated, explain Nick Austin and Richard Churches in the third part of their SLT series on the art of coaching.

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Manager's Briefcase SLT 1.5

Proforma of the single central record of checks on school staff: All schools must have a single central record of the checks made on adults having regular contact with children. This pro forma is an example of what it might look like.

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In defence of specialist schools...

In the last issue of School Leadership Today, Alan Smithers and Pamela Robinson criticised specialist schools. Elizabeth Reid, of the Specialist Schools and Academies trust, wrote to us to respond.

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Satisfaction guaranteed?

Pupil and parent guarantees - a new assurance of good teaching or just a government gimmick? SLT asked parents’ support group the Advisory Centre for Education for its response.

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The challenge of system reform

David Hopkins’ thought-provoking series for SLT continues with a look at the shift in Britain’s school system from competition to collaboration.

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Co-constructing an outstanding school

In the right circumstances, students can be the equals of school leaders in creating an excellent educational establishment.Elizabeth Allen offers an example.

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The limits of inclusion

Many are now questioning the inclusion of children with special needs in mainstream schools. SLT editor Howard Sharron talks to a special school headteacher.

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Introducing triple science

Allowing more pupils to take all three science subjects at GCSE could stimulate more interest at A-level and beyond, says John Holman – and help rebuild Britain’s economy.

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Truancy and the recession

Statistical changes, more stringent reporting or the effects of the global economic slump? SLT looks at the reasons behind the upward trend in unauthorised absences from school.

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Reach for the stars

Radical changes to the secondary curriculum offer a chance for pupils and schools alike to rethink their ambitions entirely. Crichton Casbon looks at the implications.

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Centres of attention

All eyes are on children's centres as the Every Child Matters agenda rolls on - but how much do they and schools understand each other? Helen Kew weighs up some recent findings.

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Is your school designed for the DDA?

What has the Disability Discrimination Act come to mean for schools? Jane Simpson looks at the design and accessibility issues thrown up by this diffcult piece of legislation.

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It doesn’t add up

The Government's achievements on STEM subjects are being questioned - by a think tank with close links to the Conservative Party. Who can school leaders believe?

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Going the extra mile

Social inequality shouldn’t have to mean underperformance. SLT looks at a successful scheme encouraging pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to aim higher and reach further.

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Squaring the circle

With cuts looming over education budgets, this issue’s Leadership Dilemma finds a shrinking school faced with a really tough choice over spending.

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Leadership Briefing - SLT1.5

Leadership Briefing is a weekly online summary of all that’s new and relevant to education, linked to original source documents that can be downloaded or viewed on screen, and available to everyone in your school leadership team.

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