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Issue 1.6

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Another kind of inspection

With Britain’s schools increasing in diversity, could we be nearing an age of more varied inspection methods to match? SLT looks at the ‘alternative Ofsted’ chosen by one international school.

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Minimising disruption

A pupil with disciplinary problems means a delicate balancing act between the interests of other students, staff, parents and the pupil themselves.

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Welcome to the Primary File

Although all of School Leadership Today is aimed at all school leaders, we feel there are times when primary schools might appreciate a little extra TLC. So for a trial period we are including this additional section in each magazine, Primary File, which focuses specifcally on the primary phase. We would really appreciate your feedback on how useful or interesting you fnd it. If you like it we’ll give you more!

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Ofsted: too broad a remit?

School inspections have never been popular, but could Ofsted’s recent tribulations spell the beginning of the end for the organisation as we know it?

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The elephant in the classroom

David Hopkins’ innovative series on school improvement continues with a look at one of education’s great unspokens: strategies for addressing the ‘instructional core'.

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Manager’s Briefcase

The main topic for this month is capability procedures. It is increasingly expected that headteachers hold their staff to account and are prepared to instigate capability procedures where there is: low expectation of children; poor pupil progress; inadequate planning and preparation; classroom behaviour management issues; inability to respond to change.

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Helping parents helping children

New research suggests a strong start for the new local authority role of parent support adviser – with positive knock-on effects on outcomes for young people. Geoff Lindsay explains.

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Leadership Briefing report update

Lessons From The Front 2009; Results of the newly qualifed teacher survey 2009; Click Clever Click Safe: The frst UK Child Internet Safety Strategy; Children, Schools and Families Bill.

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A sporting chance

The ‘gifted & talented’ tag doesn’t just apply to academic and arts subjects, as shown by the innovative work of Canterbury High School with high achievers in PE.

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Abuse allegations: a practical guide

Headteachers are often left on their own to handle allegations of child abuse against teaching staff. Elaine Webster shares some case studies of interventions which illuminate offcial guidelines.

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Is there a future for language teaching?

Contradiction and confusion are the hallmarks of recent policy on language teaching in England. Angela McLachlan asks whether the subject could still have a bright future.

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Leadership mates

It began with a ‘speed chat’ event and a job interview in a pub – and now the partnership of head and deputy at one UK school is setting new standards in school leadership.

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Plenty left to offer

How will education be affected by changes to the retirement age? Employment law expert Mark Leach looks at forthcoming legislation and what it could mean for your school.

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13/02/2010
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PSHEe – a subject coming of age

Continuing our series of articles about the new-look secondary curriculum, Nick Boddington and Nick Austin look at the future of PSHEe as a statutory subject.

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13/02/2010
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High-impact coaching tools

SLT’s series on coaching continues as Nick Austin and Richard Churches offer a powerful set of tools and tips to support your coaching and provide fresh insights.

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13/02/2010
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Ten ways to cut your carbon emissions

What better time than a new decade to renew your commitment to combating climate change? Headteacher Simon Temple offers some tried and tested tips.

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13/02/2010
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Helping parents helping children

New research suggests a strong start for the new local authority role of parent support adviser- with positive knock-on effects on outcomes for young people. Geoff Lindsay explains

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