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Target reviews

At the end of a unit of work the children review their targets, identifying which ones they have achieved and what they still need to improve on.

Date:
04/05/2010
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A shake-up after 16

Big changes are afoot in the way post-16 education and training is organised. SLT takes a detailed look at who will be funding and administering what, and how.

Date:
24/05/2010
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Curriculum change can cause a crisis!

A radical overhaul for teaching and learning – just the thing to reinvigorate a struggling school, or a recipe for special measures? That’s the subject of this issue’s Leadership Dilemma.

Date:
24/05/2010
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Does our fragmented school system work?

Secondary education now offers parents a choice between many different types of school, but who benefits? This incisive research from Stephen Gorard turns up some uncomfortable answers.

Date:
24/05/2010
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Leadership Briefing Reports Update

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

Date:
24/05/2010
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Editorial - Will anything change?

At the time of writing all bets on who will be the next education secretary are off. A hung parliament could easily see the education portfolio going to a coalition partner. It could also, just conceivably, remain in the hands of Labour...

Date:
24/05/2010
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Lessons on demand

Thanks to the digital media revolution, TV and other media are increasingly accessed ‘on demand’. Dave McCollom says there are distinct benefits if schools offer lessons in a similar way.

Date:
24/05/2010
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Please be reasonable

It’s a word commonly encountered in education law – but what does ‘reasonable’ really mean in a courtroom? Chris Lowe unpicks the fine details.

Date:
25/05/2010
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Primary File

How ready are you for the new primary National Curriculum? The documents are out; the website is up.Although there might be some uncertainty as to the effect the general election will have on the government’s plans, at the moment we are primed for a major change.

Date:
25/05/2010
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Rising to the challenge

Some of Britain’s brightest young graduates are entering the classroom through the Teach First scheme – and some are already knocking on the door of leadership. James Croft meets Sugra Alibhai to find out more.

Date:
25/05/2010
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Sport in the urban school

Not all schools have playing fields or wonderful sports halls. Crispin Andrews visits a Victorian London primary school which has made the best of their fenced in playground.

Date:
25/05/2010
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System leadership for system reform

Professor David Hopkins’ series on school improvement ends with a look at the way reform is intrinsically linked with leadership style.

Date:
26/05/2010
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Teachers of hate?

Police and prison officers are barred from membership of the racist British National Party, but the ban won’t be extended to teachers. Has the government made the right decision?

Date:
26/05/2010
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The good, the bad and the uninspiring

As the general election looms, Joell Mayoh looks at the three main parties’ education manifestos – and the responses to them from teachers’ leaders.

Date:
26/05/2010
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The spirit of enquiry

A creative curriculum shouldn’t just be about feeding the labour market: it should empower young people to decipher the world about them. Sarah Payton and Ben Williamson introduce the Enquiring Minds programme.

Date:
26/05/2010
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Watch this space

In the fifth of their series of articles, Nick Austin and Richard Churches focus on coaching tools which use the physical space of a room to reinforce key messages.

Date:
26/05/2010
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What difference does it make?

Schools must be certain that their investment in training and development for teachers improves outcomes for their pupils – but how? Sara Bubb and Peter Earley investigate.

Date:
26/05/2010
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Who needs a licence?

Teachers may soon be barred from doing their jobs without a new ‘License to Practise’. Keith Bartley of the General Teaching Council examines the implications.

Date:
26/05/2010
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