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Issue 4.3

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The VLE evaluation

To extend the learning opportunities for pupils at Taunton School Andy Kemp, director of digital strategy, trawled the VLE market to find the best solution for his school. Here he shares his research findings on the leading competitors. (Open Access)

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02/10/2012
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SLT Cover 4.3

SLT Cover 4.3

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30/10/2012
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SLT Editorial 4.3

Teaching Standards: A question of values

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30/10/2012
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SLT 4.3 Contents

SLT 4.3 Contents

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30/10/2012
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SLT News 4.3

Schools support government to achieve £1bn savings. Supply teachers in high demand. Over 23,000 pupils a day playing truant from primaries. Community engagement in schools. Summer holidays no longer provide teachers with a true break. 10 per cent of young people rarely use the Internet.

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30/10/2012
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Is a workforce crisis looming in primary schools?

Recent policy changes are having an effect on the way teachers are recruited. As a result the numbers of students applying for teacher training has fallen by 17 per cent compared to last year, whilst primary school pupil numbers are forecast to rise by 8 per cent by 2015. The result is a potential workforce crisis in primary schools…

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30/10/2012
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Revision – too little too late?

It may be the beginning of a new year, but there’s no better time to revamp your revision strategies. Anna Pedroza shares the research findings that explore what works, potential missed opportunities and the evidence that proves it’s never too early to start.

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30/10/2012
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SLT Leadership Briefing 4.3

What leads to positive change in teaching practice? Educating the Highly Able. The Missing Middle: The case for school commissioners developing a system of great schools in England. The Power of Curiosity: How Linking Inquisitiveness to Innovation Could Help to Address Our Energy Challenges

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30/10/2012
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Academies in the balance

Suddenly to stand alone in the vastly evolved educational landscape may seem worrying. Russell Hobby of the National Association of Head Teachers offers advice for those Heads whose decision to convert still hangs in the balance.

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30/10/2012
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Cut loose from convention

After a long, internal battle, Head teacher Bob Drew shifted his vision from a teaching to a learning-focused school culture with great success.

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30/10/2012
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Setting the British standard?

New Teachers’ Standards require teachers to uphold British values. However, with debate over what constitutes ‘British values’, the performance management challenge for school leaders has been set! Dr Hazel Bryan reports.

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30/10/2012
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Losing faith in conversion

In its bid to raise standards will the academies’ programme actually cause the demise of local partnerships? Katie Paxton- Doggett investigates the realities of linking faith and non-faith schools together.

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30/10/2012
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Swimming against the tide

Resisting the ‘blame and shame’ model of raising standards, one Head teacher worked with her staff to transform a failing school through a moral and radical approach to school improvement. Here the authors of Creating Learning without Limits describe the journey.

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30/10/2012
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Preparing for life after care

For many children and young people in care, control has been beyond their reach. Marcella Phelan reports on how a creative hub in Ealing is broadening horizons for young people moving on from life

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30/10/2012
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SLT Primary File 4.3

In this issue’s Primary File, a revolutionary approach to teaching literacy in one school pays off with some outstanding results. Also, in the race to globalise learning we look at the experiences of several schools that have successfully tapped into the global school network to bring their curriculum to life.

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30/10/2012
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A quiet revolution in global education

Success through collaboration has changed the face of the education system. However, the revolution is evolving beyond community level and on to a global scale. Dr Glenys Hart reports on some of the key sources that will help your school get connected.

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30/10/2012
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The Storytelling Curriculum

No phonics, no spoon-feeding of literacy sub-skills, yet astounding results… How would you explain it? A brilliant teacher? A freak year? Dr Sue Lyle reports on action research at one primary school that turned the entire approach to teaching literacy on its head.

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30/10/2012
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Young Gifted and Bored

In this issue’s review, Tony Hurlin champions the inspirational book, Young Gifted and Bored by Dr David George that aims to tackle under-achievement in our brightest children.

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30/10/2012
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Manager's Briefcase - Leadership Guide to Key Aspects Part One

Ofsted September 2012: Leadership Guide to Key Aspects Part One, by Ann O'Hara. Briefcase 1: Intentions; outcomes; judgements; inspection of good/outstanding schools and thinking ahead. Briefcase 2: Achievement. Briefcase 3: Quality of teaching.

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30/10/2012
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SLT 4.3 Full magazine

Download the full issue of SLT 4.3 here.

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25/04/2013
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