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Using level descriptors to evaluate

Use the level descriptors and key questions to develop discussion around your school’s strengths and weaknesses - this example helps evaluate ' the extent to which pupils develop workplace and other skills that will contribute to their future economic well-being'

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01/11/2010
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Success criteria to support evaluations

It is important that as schools set their priorities they also plan how they might evaluate them. This includes establishing success criteria. This manager's briefcase provides two examples.

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01/11/2010
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The school improvement plan

Once you have self-evaluated it is then vital that any conclusions you come to impact upon your school improvement plan. Here is an example of how you might take actions forward.

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01/11/2010
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Using level descriptors - keeping safe

Use the level descriptors and key questions to develop discussion around your school’s strengths and weaknesses - this example is for keeping safe

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01/11/2010
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Adapting the SEF - a model

It has been announced that the SEF is to be phased out. What should schools replace it with? In most cases heads are saying that they want to adapt it to for their own context. Here is one suggestion.

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01/11/2010
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The Gove conundrum - editorial

It’s a fact of life that the more the government devolves power down to schools the more fierce the central government regulation of schools is.

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15/12/2010
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The Pre-U: another option at 16

With university places at a premium, some institutions are turning to the Cambridge Pre-U as an alternative to A-level. Ed Elliott explains why his school is one.

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15/12/2010
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Why are we drugging our children?

The practice of medicating children with large doses of dangerous drugs in response to questionable diagnoses is a scandal, argues educational psychologist Dave Traxson.

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15/12/2010
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Thoughtful Progression

Learning is about more than hitting targets. To progress as a learner requires a much richer learning environment, says David Leat.

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15/12/2010
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Academy status: a step-by-step guide

Thinking of converting your school to an academy? Take a look through Graham Burns’ comprehensive guide to the conversion procedures.

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15/12/2010
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Health & safety – what’s your role?

A pupil’s fatal asthma attack has thrown the spotlight back on health & safety in schools. Chris Lowe casts an eye over the legal responsibilities for management teams.

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15/12/2010
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The headache of family holidays

How should a school discourage term-time family holidays without alienating families who can’t afford a peak-time summer break? It’s another thorny problem in this issue’s Leadership Dilemma.

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15/12/2010
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What makes academies special?

With the frst ‘new-style’ academies opening in September, David Cregan looks at how the academy model might be affected, and the importance of promoting your specialism.

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15/12/2010
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Manager’s Briefcase

The focus of this briefcase is on the self-evaluation form (SEF).

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15/12/2010
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What’s your story? Teaching for diversity

There’s much more to identity than colour, says Loic Menzies, arguing that schools need to engage with ‘pupil biographies’ to arrive at a fuller understanding of diversity.

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15/12/2010
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The best against the rest

The move to create a second wave of academies is a divisive measure, says David Hudson, which could mean a permanent split into a two-tier education system.

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15/12/2010
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Welcome to Primary File

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

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15/12/2010
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The Comprehensive Spending Review

The government says school budgets are safe from its massive cuts in public spending. Can school leaders take their promise at face value?

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15/12/2010
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For richer, for poorer – closing the achievement gap

The new government says it wants to close the gap between richer and poorer pupils – but what are the challenges it will face? Helen Barnard introduces some eye-opening research.

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15/12/2010
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Imagination Technology Compromise

Four writers survey the creative solutions used by different schools around the country to accommodate the ‘competing’ demands of the 14-19 curriculum.

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15/12/2010
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Teaching and Learning Presentation

This presentation is accompanied by the Primary File materials 'Developing Teaching and Learning'

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01/01/2011
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Developing Teaching and Learning

Perhaps nothing has more direct impact on pupils than the quality of teaching and learning in a school. No matter how effective other aspects of a school's provision might be it's what is delivered in the classroom that really matters. These materials are designed to be used with the accompanying presentation to help you improve practice in your school.

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01/01/2011
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