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Issue 2.4

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Heads’ pay hits the headlines

Big salaries for some school leaders have drawn criticism recently from some commentators. Is it all phoney media outrage, or do some heads get more than a fair share?

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06/10/2010
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Plugging the budget gap

With BSF on the scrapheap and the government’s cuts biting hard, schools are looking round for new sources of funding. Joell Mayoh looks at some of the schemes on offer.

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11/10/2010
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Editorial - The strange rejection of Ravenscroft

DfE officials are comparing the coalition government’s education policies to the ‘shock and awe’ beginnings to the invasion of Iraq. All vim and vigour but precious little thought as to the implementation or consequences of the policies, or the aftermath ...

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11/10/2010
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Engineering a better future

Some inspirational schemes are encouraging young people to study science, maths, engineering and technology. Mark Williams of the Engineering Development Trust tells all.

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11/10/2010
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Extended services vs. social disadvantage

How effective are extended schools at targeting and tackling social disadvantage? The government recently asked a research team including Lisa Jones and Karen Laing to find out.

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11/10/2010
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Free schools in action – USA style

An unforgettable recent visit to New York City opened students’ eyes to a wider world. Teacher Howard William and three of the young learners give their perspectives.

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11/10/2010
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Future Schools: Future Leaders

What leadership is needed for schools of the future? Future Leaders was established in 2006 to develop the next generation of leaders for the nation’s most challenging schools. James Croft interviews CEO Heath Monk.

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11/10/2010
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How to save £150,000

With budget cuts closing fast, SLT’s school finance expert Malcolm Trobe gives an invaluable case study in how to make quick savings without hampering students’ learning.

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11/10/2010
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Imagine an end to failure

They claim to improve our children’s education – but government interventions, Ofsted and ‘top-down’ planning can make matters worse, as Bernard Barker’s telling case study shows.

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11/10/2010
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Leadership Briefing - Report update

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. The briefings here give a sample of what’s on offer.

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11/10/2010
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Manager’s Briefcase

In this issue of the Briefcase we include documents to support school leaders in managing and leading teaching assistants. These could be used to accompany the presentations and notes in the Primary File section of the magazine.

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11/10/2010
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News

The latest stories relevant to school leadership.

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11/10/2010
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Outdoor learning – a hit with pupils

In the last SLT we discovered a wonderful outdoor learning development at St Bede’s Catholic High School. This time we’re looking at how it was implemented with a business partnership from Marshalls – and the pupils’ delighted response.

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11/10/2010
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Staffing and the law

Make sure your school’s recruitment decisions stay on the right side of new regulations, with this issue’s Legal Briefing from Stephen Szemerenyi.

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11/10/2010
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The problem with primary science

Staff in primary schools lack the skills to teach science effectively, says a new study by the Royal Society – which calls for government intervention to improve matters.

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11/10/2010
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Time to move on?

This month our Leadership Dilemma examines perhaps the biggest quandary of all in headship – whether to stay on in the job when you feel a change of career might be needed.

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11/10/2010
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What is a thinking school?

Many attempts to introduce thinking skills into schools have faltered. Bob Burden gives clear advice on how intentions to introduce a cognitive curriculum do not have to remain simply wide-eyed aspirations.

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11/10/2010
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Primary File

The section of SLT dedicated specially to issues concerning primary schools.

Date:
11/10/2010
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