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Can political interference ever end?

Deputy Head teacher, Gavin White, looks at the debilitating effect of party politics upon our education system and suggests a way to end the nightmare

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14/12/2011
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A year of living dangerously

How would one view the changes to our education system during 2011 if one were an alien arriving from another planet, or actually even just from Scotland, where they have escaped Govism and the huge structural break-up of the system he has introduced

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23/12/2011
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SLT 3.45 Contents

SLT 3.45 Contents

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SLT 3.45 News

Head teacher qualification to be overhauled, Calculators in primary schools to be reviewed, Most councils are cutting school transport, 100,000 children could be self-harming by 2020, and more.

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23/12/2011
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A new breed of primary teacher is born

The Government’s new Initial Teacher Training strategy is proposing to find places for subject specialist primary teachers and to attract them with Scholarships and then by a good degree. But will this create inspirational teachers?

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23/12/2011
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Vocational qualifications and performance tables

The current performance table system has created some perverse incentives. To address this, the government has announced sweeping changes to 14-16 qualifications, which come into force from 2014. We look at the implications…

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23/12/2011
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Leadership Briefing Report update 3.45

Language And Literacy Attainment Of Pupils - Early Years & Through KS2. The Education Act 2011: Restoring order in the classrooms? Evaluation Of The Impact Of Changes To A Levels And GCSEs.

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23/12/2011
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Hooray: A new Ofsted framework!

Chris Watkins believes that the new Ofsted framework is so poor it will eventually undermine the whole Ofsted Project. It is therefore, a big step forward in his view

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23/12/2011
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Tackling the under-performing teacher

Every school has them. But not every school deals with them exceptionally. In the first of a series of articles on the under-performing teacher Graham Handscomb addresses this often taboo subject.

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23/12/2011
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Performance Management or Performance Coaching? A School Case Study

Mike King summarises his evaluation of a Bristol school’s performance management experience and uses this to make the case for a shift towards a performance coaching approach

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23/12/2011
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Can political interference ever end?

Deputy Head teacher, Gavin White, looks at the debilitating effect of party politics upon our education system and suggests a way to end the nightmare

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23/12/2011
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Leading through the chaos

Schools are becoming more autonomous. But Local authorities are going and solutions could become a serious danger for low and high performing schools alike, warns David Woods

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23/12/2011
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The Leadership Paradox

Leadership is at its greatest when it gives away its power, argues Professor John MacBeath

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23/12/2011
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Increasingly separate: Scotland’s school system

A radical gulf is opening up between Scottish and English high school system. Ken Cunningham looks at the educational border that now lies between Scotland and the rest of the UK

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23/12/2011
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When and how collaborative professional development works

What can collaborative professional development do for you and how ready are you to take advantage of its benefits? Mark Hadfield and Christopher Chapman show the way.

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23/12/2011
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Thinking in context

TASC (Thinking Actively in a Social Context) is a universal problemsolving process – a powerful tool to promote differentiated learning experiences. Belle Wallace, Director of TASC international, explains.

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23/12/2011
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Embracing new technology at William Beamont High

Last year William Beamont Community High School unveiled a hi-tech classroom which gave staff, parents and pupils a glimpse into the future of learning. We went along to see the future at work

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23/12/2011
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Making maths more engaging with technology

Good maths learning needs knowledgeable teachers, who can draw on students’ understanding, involve them in discussion, and engage students in a variety of complex tasks. Technology is it the essential tool for learning mathematics in the 21st century

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23/12/2011
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Against Parents

In Every Child Update we’ve covered many examples of early intervention. In this article Dr. Ellie Lee explains why we should be very cautious about adopting this ‘prejudice against parents’ policy

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23/12/2011
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The indispensable SBM

The role of the School Business Manger is extending far beyond its original conception. Katie Paxton-Doggett looks in too their impact

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23/12/2011
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School improvement is everybody's business

Judy Durrant sees research as being essential to school improvement. She shows how inclusive enquiry, leadership and learning can maximise engagement and build the capacity for improvement

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23/12/2011
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Introducing ICT in the early years

Computer based resources have almost endless possibilities for supporting the development of the whole child, and a vital resource for all areas of development in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, suggests Amy Stancer

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23/12/2011
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The Canteen – an extension of the classroom

Cases of obesity in children are growing. Nothing seems to be working, so what else can we try? This ground-breaking research makes some controversial suggestions.

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23/12/2011
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What are we testing for?

British children are the unhappiest in Europe – and much of this is down to our outmoded and damaging system of testing, says Aileen Brindley

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23/12/2011
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How the young mind works

Dr Sue Lyle looks at the work of an inspirational teacher and a cognitive scientist whose practice and theory in imaginative play provides the evidence to revolutionise the EYFS

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23/12/2011
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SLT 3.45 Manager's Briefcase

The government's guide to behaviour.

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14/12/2011
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