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SLT Cover 4.4

How to be a great student tutor

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26/11/2012
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SLT Editorial 4.4

Come back Sir Keith, all is forgiven

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26/11/2012
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SLT 4.4 Contents

SLT 4.4 Contents

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SLT News 4.4

Schools increase their technology expenditure. Girls are being left behind. Open access planned for private schools. Primary schools get backing from Children’s Commissioner. Phonics reading check failed by four out of 10 pupils. Cash boost for disadvantaged school children.

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Is the Schools Direct programme all it’s cracked up to be?

More than 900 places have been allocated on the new school-led ‘School Direct’ programme since September, and it is expected that as many as 10,000 students a year could be trained by schools that are either offering Schools Direct places or are full providers of teacher training. But is the new programme all it’s cracked up to be?

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SLT Leadership Briefing 4.4

SLT Leadership Briefing 4.4 Getting To Good: How Headteachers Achieve Success. Draft legislation on provision for children and young people with special educational needs. Pupil Absence In Schools In England: Autumn Term 2011 And Spring Term 2012. The Effects Of The English Baccalaureate.

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Helping pupils become their own teachers

Learner independence does not mean struggling alone. Douglas Cremin shares his strategies to stamp out the fear of independent learning.

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26/11/2012
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Racism: Zero tolerance, zero results?

The problem? Racism in schools. The solution? …It might not be what you think. Sioned Churchill explains why a school’s response to racist attitudes has to be preventative and proactive, not punitive.

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26/11/2012
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A great tutor for every pupil

Too long has the role of the personal tutor been underestimated. Nick Zienau reveals findings from his research that asks pupils what makes a great personal tutor.

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26/11/2012
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Academies: The chain reaction

Abandoning your school identity and independence to gain the support of an academy chain is a dilemma many schools are facing. Katie Paxton-Doggett investigates the real impact of joining a chain.

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26/11/2012
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Indulging in a CPD culture

To create a world of CPD opportunity on a shoestring budget, you need trust, collaboration and aspiration. Rosie Beach and Glenys Hart offer their expert advice.

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Time for the vulnerable, patient leader

In this first in a series of articles about the current state of education and leadership by leading educationalists, John MacBeath explores the integral relationship between leadership and learning. He calls for a fundamental change of perspective in which leaders embrace the values of patience, humility and even vulnerability. It’s time for new creative space where the learning of leaders is connected to a common sense of purpose around the learning of students.

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26/11/2012
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Operation safer schools

In recent years the police have become increasingly involved in schools through the Safer Schools Partnership. But what has been their impact? Shona Macleod investigates.

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Removing poor teachers

New disciplinary procedures are making it quicker and easier to remove teachers whose poor performance is affecting their pupils’ learning. Peter Mooney highlights the benefits of these procedures, explains how best to implement them and warns of their short fallings.

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26/11/2012
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Taking the heat out of your energy bills

Utility bills astronomical? Matt Fulford explains how the implementation of a few simple measures can cut your carbon footprint and, in the long run, save your school thousands of pounds.

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26/11/2012
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Refurbished modular buildings: Your flexible friend

A sudden increase in the intake of pupils can often leave your school stretched for facilities and strain your teaching standards. What you want is cheap, flexible and sustainable. What you get is costly, disruptive and time consuming. Mike Williams has another way.

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A framework for an early intervention

The process of early intervention is just that. A process. Louise Jackson provides a flexible framework that allows schools to make early intervention a creative, effective and – most importantly – a long-term development.

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Underachieving in maths - A problem solved

What do you get if you subtract children underachieving in maths from the class, divide them by a team of dedicated teaching assistants and then multiply them all by a new approach to teaching? Head teacher at Parkland Primary School, Anne Lloyd, explains the answer to Sue Lyle.

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The primary curriculum: One step forward… several decades back

Debbie Kidd despairs at the recent announcements for the anticipated primary curriculum, and looks forward with agitation at a world where knowledge is recycled and lessons are learnt by rote.

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26/11/2012
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Manager's Briefcase - Leadership Guide to Key Aspects Part Two

Ofsted September 2012: Leadership Guide to Key Aspects Part Two, by Ann O'Hara. Briefcase 4: Behaviour and safety of pupils Briefcase 5: Quality of leadership Briefcase 6: Overall effectiveness

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SLT 4.4 Full magazine

Download the full issue of SLT 4.4 here.

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25/04/2013
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