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A better response to truancy

When children play truant, education supervision orders can be far more productive than prosecuting parents, says Jacqui Newvell – so why don’t local authorities use them?

Date:
05/04/2010
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Differential strategies for school improvement

David Hopkins’ fascinating series on school improvement continues by focusing on the various strategies that best suit schools at different stages of development.

Date:
11/04/2010
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Primary File

Welcome to the second issue of Primary File – the section of SLT that focuses on the needs of primary schools.

Date:
01/04/2010
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Let’s hear the master plan

What does the new masters in teaching and learning offer to schools, teachers and leaders? Bill Laar is enthused by what he’s heard so far.

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11/04/2010
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Are parents being marginalised

Parents are increasingly side lined in school governance, according to Tony McAleavy, who puts forward a new model to reverse this trend.

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11/04/2010
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Editorial - Keep the freedom of our curriculum

Tory education spokesperson Michael Gove enjoys good-humoured debate and is open and gentle in his manner. This is encouraging; it suggests that he might be a forward-thinking future education secretary who understands that teaching and learning need to be made active and relevant. Unfortunately Mr Gove also argues that traditional ubjects should be taught discretely.

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11/04/2010
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Resplendent refurbs

How can you transform a Victorian building into an environmentally effcient, functional school? Sarah Curl explains how her architecture frm won a 2008 BCSE award for its remodel of one school in north London.

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11/04/2010
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Becoming emotionally literate

No longer a taboo subject, mental health and well-being is moving into mainstream discussion, and the National Healthy Schools Programme is proving a useful way to address it.

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11/04/2010
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Fair means or foul

Cheats will never prosper – or will they? The economic collapse means pressure for top exam grades is growing – and students and schools alike seem increasingly tempted by dishonesty.

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11/04/2010
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Measuring school performance

The ground may be shifting on the use of targets and league tables to improve performance. Ruth Dixon, Christopher Hood and Deborah Wilson look at the past and future of the standards agenda.

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11/04/2010
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Set the bar higher

With workers flocking to the recession-proof career of teaching, is it time to tighten up the requirements for entry into the profession?

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11/04/2010
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Future Head Boy?

Michael Gove, the Shadow Education Secretary, has been outspoken in his critique of the education establishment, and has unveiled ambitious plans for reform. James Croft wonders, however, whether he is not ‘insuffciently political’ to meet the challenge.

Date:
11/04/2010
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Nothing in reserve

If you are heading for a fnancial hole, stop digging! SLT fnance expert Malcolm Trobe contrasts schools’ current reserve funds with the very bleak outlook caused by the banking bailout.

Date:
11/04/2010
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The value of early intervention

Early support for children struggling with SEN can save thousands of pounds helping them at secondary school – so why aren’t more schools investing in specialist tutors, asks Jean Gross.

Date:
11/04/2010
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Leadership Briefng Report update

A summary of all that’s new and relevant to education.

Date:
11/04/2010
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Too much information?

Do you know your FOI from your DPA? Schools are increasingly bombarded with freedom of information requests, but Chris Lowe is on hand to help.

Date:
11/04/2010
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Are middle class parents getting away with child abuse?

Nicola Barry tells the story of how her mother's alcoholism blighted her childhood. She believes that her middle class background insulated her family form the scrutiny of social services - and believes this is still happening today.

Date:
01/01/1970
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