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10/02/2014
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SLT 5.5 Editorial: Insults and mythology - The Govian way

School Leadership Today has been saying for some time that the rift in thinking between Gove and the DfE on the one hand and Sir Michael Wilshaw and Ofsted on the other was becoming untenable.

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SLT 5.5 Contents

What's in this issue?

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SLT 5.5 Points

Surge in incidents of racist bullying attributed to heated immigration debates; one in five millennium children will become NEET; competitive parents are spoiling school sport for their children; and more.

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Asbestos – The ticking time bomb

The revelation that the government is considering scrapping its Asbestos Steering Committee to save money has caused much alarm among teaching unions. How seriously are our politicians taking this life-threatening issue?

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Are Rate-My-Teacher pupil assessments a good idea?

When one headteacher called for student evaluations to play a greater role in assessing teacher performance, his proposals provoked some angry responses from the teaching profession. But is this a proposal worth considering?

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SLT 5.5 Report Updates

Closing doors: Exploring gender and subject choice in schools; Leading the way – Improving school governance and leadership; The Prince’s Trust Macquarie Youth Index; Newly qualified teachers: Annual survey 2013

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The future is in community

At a time of rapid social, economic and technological change, it’s vital students are prepared for the society of today and tomorrow. Malcolm Groves and John West-Burnham explain why placing schools at the heart of the community will equip students with the skills and experiences they need to achieve.

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10/02/2014
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Motivating students to become independent and aspirational learners

Developing a school-wide culture of independent learning doesn’t just happen, but motivating students to make decisions about their own learning might be easier than you think. According to Paul Trainor, it begins in the classroom, during the simplest interactions between teacher and student…

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Burning calories between lessons!

How can we encourage our students to move more and enjoy it? Nina Whitby introduces an exciting new campaign to fight childhood obesity by labelling the stairs of the world (and its schools!) for calorie burn.

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10/02/2014
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A vision for a better education system

We all want the best possible school system for future generations, but it’s no secret ours isn't measuring up. In this thought-provoking article, Peter Mortimore highlights the areas of our education system he believes are the most muddled, and outlines his vision for improvement, based on his experiences in Scandinavia.

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How to overcome chaos in the classroom

What can you do when your pupils misbehave, both repeatedly and spectacularly? Merv Lebor recounts his own personal experiences with an unruly class of post-16 students, and explains why he believes communication is key.

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The duty to care

The Supreme Court has recently ruled that schools have a duty of care towards their pupils that, in certain circumstances, cannot be delegated. But what are these ‘non-delegable duties of care’, and what are the implications for your school? David Rawlinson explains.

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10/02/2014
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Changing SEN legislation - A lawyer's perspective

When it becomes law, the Children and Families Bill will represent the biggest change in SEN legislation for many years. Anita Chopra and Jamie Dixon outline the proposed changes to policies regarding children with SEN and the obligations their school and local authority will have towards them.

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Working with bullies and their victims

Too many young people are becoming the targets of bullies both in the classroom and online. Dr Lynda Shaw explores how working with bullies, their victims and those around them can build self-esteem, develop mutual respect and bring an end to bullying in a creative, non-violent way.

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The limits of phonics teaching

How should we teach young children to read? According to Sue Lyle, the answer is not phonics. Here she unpicks the case for teaching children to read using phonics, arguing that decoding words has nothing to do with the whole purpose of reading – making meaning.

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10/02/2014
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Building for wellbeing

Primary school buildings are spaces for creativity, adventure and imagination – but children need to feel safe and nurtured before they can really start exploring their potential. Here, John Waldron takes a look at some of the small-scale interventions making a big difference to student wellbeing in primary schools across the world.

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10/02/2014
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Manager's Briefcase - Tackling bullying in schools

A series of documents to aid in recording, monitoring and preventing incidents of bullying and harassment in your school.

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10/02/2014
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Some strange findings about motivation…

It seems obvious that the students who are the most motivated and love to learn and study will be those who are the most successful. Maisie Gould reports on research that begs to differ.

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SLT 5.5 Full Issue

Download the full issue of School Leadership Today, Volume 5.5, here.

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27/03/2014
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