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Issue 5.3

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SLT 5.3 Cover

SLT 5.3 Cover

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25/10/2013
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SLT 5.3 Editorial

Nagging doubts about the Daniel Pelka case

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25/10/2013
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SLT 5.3 Contents

SLT 5.3 Contents

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SLT 5.3 Points

Anxiety hits exam grades, but can be countered; Students to be told which subjects lead to best-paid jobs; Stronger checks needed on applicants; and more.

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Better to be a big fish in a small pond?

The loss of confidence associated with being at the bottom of the class can have significant long-term implications for primary school pupils, according to recent research. But should less intelligent children be sent to lower-achieving schools where they won't be bottom of the class?

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Ofsted Leadership Guide 2013

Ann O’Hara highlights the key questions leaders should be asking themselves to evaluate whole-school practice and set out their ambitions for the future.

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25/10/2013
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SLT 5.3 Report Update

Science education: Have we overlooked what we are good at?; Private schools vs. state schools: Is it simply about the cost?; and more.

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25/10/2013
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Beyond the rural classroom

Recruiting specialist teachers and providing a wide range of subjects for students to study is often a challenge for rural schools. Ed McEvoy describes how videoconferencing has solved this problem for a number of Irish schools and opened up a world of opportunities for their students.

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25/10/2013
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Are you getting bacc-ache too?

With so many baccalaureates and other similar initiatives to choose from, deciding what’s right for your students can be a daunting task. Marius Frank compares competing baccalaureate offers to see which are best equipped to give students the skills they need to face the challenges of working life.

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Out on good behaviour

They’d pulled their school back from the brink of closure – but where to now? In the second of his series on behaviour management, Kevin Rowland describes the steps he took to embed the positive behaviour he knew his students were capable of and to create a school atmosphere everyone could enjoy.

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25/10/2013
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Coaching for school improvement with NLP

What is neuro-linguistic programming, and how can it benefit your school? Katie Paxton-Doggett investigates the increasingly popular coaching tool.

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Making the most of your TAs

With Gove’s threat of budget cuts hanging over them, it’s an uncertain time for our teaching assistants. David Jones explains the importance of letting TAs know how you much you value them, and offers some practical resources to develop their professional skills without breaking the bank.

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25/10/2013
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Complying with exclusion regulations

The exclusion of children from schools has been gaining much media attention in recent months due, in part, to an incendiary report by the Children’s Commissioner for England. Here, Perry Hill examines Dr Atkinson’s findings, recent changes to the law and how schools can comply with all relevant policies.

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Developing confident readers

Amid concerns over falling reading standards, Piers Torday shares some strategies to help reluctant and challenged readers gain confidence in their own abilities and develop an eagerness to read, talk and imagine.

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25/10/2013
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Raising standards with the pupil premium

In view of the government drive to get students ‘secondary ready’ and the increased levels of accountability for how teachers make use of their pupil premium to do this, Jenny Townsend offers some advice on what Ofsted will be looking for in primary school spending.

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25/10/2013
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Manager's Briefcase - Maximising TA impact

Documents and proformas to encourage and support the professional development of teaching assistants.

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25/10/2013
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The wrong approach to wellbeing?

Despite its popularity, there is a conspicuous lack of evidence proving the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning initiative can do the job the government claims it can. Sue Lyle examines the principles underpinning the programme, raising some troubling questions along the way.

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25/10/2013
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SLT 5.3 Full Issue

Download the full issue of School Leadership Today, volume 5.3, here.

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27/03/2014
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