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30/10/2012
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SLT 4.2 Editorial

The New Primary Curriculum: A further step in the wrong direction

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30/10/2012
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SLT 4.2 Contents

SLT 4.2 Contents

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SLT 4.2 News

Schools urged to be vigilant on domestic violence, Most academies feel under pressure, Parents on lower incomes find it much harder to support their children’s learning, Teaching is now a top choice for graduates, and more.

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Strategies in mathematics

The teaching of mathematics has been an area of debate for many years because of the falling numbers of pupils pursuing the subject into higher education - and of those that do, there have been concerns over the ability of students to utilise their knowledge at undergraduate level.

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Managing teacher performance

At the end of last year, new arrangements for managing teacher performance were announced which come into force this September. The new regulations are intended to give schools more freedom to design appraisal policies that suit their own individual circumstances. But is this ‘freedom’ a poisoned chalice?

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SLT 4.2 Report Update

The independent evaluation of the pilot of the linked pair of GCSES in mathematics; International Comparisons in Senior Secondary Assessment; A best practice review of the role of schools forums; Ways into Work: views of children and young people en education and employment.

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Navigating the learning journey

Ramming learning objectives down children’s throats can bore them to death. Helping them track their own progress toward a goal is another thing entirely. Tait Coles uses SOLO Taxonomy to help them recognise where they stand.

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The admissions time bomb

Peter Downes argues that the new Admissions Code is another piece in Gove’s policy jigsaw to make education a divisive marketplace in which strong schools will be able to get much stronger.

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The charter challenge!

After an eye-opening visit to US charter school Green Tech, David Parry shares his experience of the school’s inspirational and pioneering CPD philosophy that ultimately gives at-risk young men brighter futures and asks what we can take from it.

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30/10/2012
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Making maths teachers interesting

Andy Kemp discusses the important role that CPD plays in encouraging teachers in his school to embrace technology in the classroom, bringing the subject of mathematics to life.

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Mathematics can be phenomenal!

To help students reconnect with maths Dave Pratt introduces the notion of making maths phenomenal through carefully designed digital technology. Here he looks at the value of programming.

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Following the CPD road map!

That ‘light bulb’ moment… realising that the answer to professional development lies within your own school! Here, Alison Keyworth and Margaret Noble discuss the benefits of implementing a Professional Learning Framework.

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Embracing the power of talking

How can we harness people’s natural desire to collaborate into learning power? Louise Stoll argues that learning conversations are the key to building a professional learning community.

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The future is bright for Rotherham

Despite a backdrop of industrial decline, Rotherham has succeeded in raising its aspirations. Catherine Brentnall reports on an enterprise education programme that allows teachers to let go while students improve the outlook for Rotherham and beyond.

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Online access to parental involvement!

Involving hard-to-reach parents really is worth going the extra mile. Deputy Headteacher, Neil Bradford shares the benefits of using technology to build parental involvement with a roundthe- clock online service that embraces diversity.

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Relational aggression: The subtle art of bullying

Complex, subtle and emotionally devastating. It’s easy for relational aggression to go unnoticed in a busy school environment, but this growing form of bullying needs to be challenged. In our second article on bullying Deborah James reports on an intervention which tackles the problem head on.

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The hidden reasons behind exclusions

Unfair exclusions are rife in our schools and can often do more harm than good. Susannah Strong looks at the perturbing findings from the Children’s Commissioner’s Inquiry Report on Exclusion.

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30/10/2012
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The technology leasing scam!

With budget cuts hitting hard, schools have become vulnerable targets when leasing technology. Here we explore the ways to reap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls in this growing minefield.

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The value of emotional intelligence

Young people are too often herded through a school system of quick fix strategies and cast unprepared into the 21st century. Here Paul Trainor argues for greater emphasis on holistic development within the school culture.

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Nipping the effects of disadvantage in the bud

To avoid the consequences of disadvantage, Bradford have launched All Aboard, an intervention programme that meets the developmental needs of children in the Early Years with commendable success.

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Guiding teachers, empowering parents

To tackle common parenting problems one charity has developed a support system that breaks down the barriers between teachers and parents and ultimately improves children’s educational experience.

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Driven or driving? Flat or flying? The state our schools are in

In this issue’s review, Chris Watkins is inspired by The Adventurous School, operating way beyond the imagination of the government in its school vision.

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30/10/2012
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Manager's Briefcase - Performance management

Making National Teaching Standards work in performance management.

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30/10/2012
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SLT 4.2 Full magazine

Download the full issue of SLT 4.2 here.

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25/04/2013
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