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Issue 6.5

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SLT 6.5 Editorial: Our Manifesto

The election, as far as education goes, has been a big, wide yawn. There isn’t a serious new idea among any of the parties. So we thought we would throw the cat amongst the very tame pigeons and create our own manifesto.

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SLT 6.5 Contents

What's in this issue?

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SLT 6.5 Points

School absentees down by nearly 200,000; One in five school staff victims of false accusations; Sociable school children earning higher salaries; and more.

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Could better RE in schools combat radicalisation?

The religious radicalisation of Britain’s youth is a hot topic at the moment, with a highly-publicised spurt of young men and women leaving the country to fight with extremists abroad. But does this problem find its roots in our schools? And if so, could a greater focus on religious education help?

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SLT 6.5 Report Update

What works in promoting social and emotional wellbeing and responding to mental health in schools?; Shaping the future of CPD; The power of reading: How the next government can unlock every child’s potential through reading; Young adults and politics today: Disengaged and disaffected or engaged and enraged?

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The election 2015: What do the parties have in store?

It’s the tightest general election in decades, but under which party will UK education be better off? Sue Hackman reviews the emergent schools policies among the biggest parties.

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Promoting positive mental health in schools

Schools are in the ideal position to catch and curb pupil anxieties before they develop into life-long mental health problems. But what makes for effective mental health practice in schools? Louise Kinnaird investigates.

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The road to resilience

A major facet of good mental health is resilience – the ability to bounce back when faced with adversity. Dr Tina Rae looks at wholeschool approaches to supporting even the most vulnerable pupils in developing this important skill.

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When teens take risks

Testing boundaries may be a normal part of growing up,but many forms of risk-taking behaviours pose serious dangers to young people’s health and wellbeing. Simon Legrand reports on a new programme which aims to help teenagers understand and mitigate the risks they face in everyday life.

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Securing robust assessment under the new curriculum

The post-level education marketplace is saturated with assessment schemes, frameworks and software. So how do you choose the system that’s right for you? Education consultant Ann O’Hara identifies the three key components of successful, sustainable assessment.

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Rethinking the future of school leadership

Despite rapid, recent developments in the nature of schooling, beliefs about what constitutes effective school leadership have remained largely unaffected for many years. Here Libby Nicholas and John West- Burnham propose a radical new model, with profound implications for the current structure, strategies and focus of leadership in schools.

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Why do children bully?

Understanding why some children bully is the first step to preventing it. Drs Elizabeth Nassem and Ann Harris explore the reasons behind teasing that crosses the line, and outline a few ways teachers and pupils can work together to end it.

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30/04/2015
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The law on force

Do your staff members know how to safely and lawfully stop a playground fight or physically remove a child from class? Positive handling trainer Andy Maddocks discusses the legal use of force on children in schools.

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Decoding the new computing curriculum

Meeting the rigorous demands of the new computing curriculum will require much planning and adjustment over the next few years – are you ready for the challenge? Jason Chahal shares how he went about preparing a vibrant digital curriculum in his own school, and how he plans to develop it further in the years to come.

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Literacy learning through crochet

Knitting arts and crafts with literacy and reading proved a resounding success with a class of disadvantaged eight-year-olds in the US. Kathleen Hunter explains.

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Manager's Briefcase - Managing the use of force in schools

We provide a selection of guidance and resources to prepare for and manage the use of force in schools, including an overview of government recommendations. You will also find advice on developing a school policy on the use of force as part of your wider behaviour management policy, guidance on creating and completing a positive handling plan for pupils most at risk, and a menu of everyday ideas for avoiding and minimising the use of force.

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