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SLT 7.4 Cover: Are schools really better in China, Finland, Singapore and Canada?

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SLT 7.4 Editorial: Can Prevent in schools combat Jihadi Cool?

Like ghetto culture in the US, jihadism is cool, violent, rebellious and gives young people an identity. What can schools do to combat the lure?

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SLT 7.4 Contents

What's in this issue?

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SLT 7.4 Points

Teachers say recruitment crisis is affecting pupil results; evidence of primary schools socially selecting their intake; independent faith schools still segregating staff by gender; and more

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Stopping teachers quitting the classroom

Nearly 50,000 teachers left the profession in 2015. And this year seems set to be no different, with record numbers of teachers seriously considering ending their careers. How can they be persuaded to stay? Stewart McCoy takes a look at two key areas of teacher retention: experienced teachers nearing retirement age, and younger workers just joining the profession.

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Should school days be longer?

Research seems to support the government’s plans to extend the school day, but there is a caveat. Like most things, says Katy Parkinson, it will all come down to whether schools use the extra time wisely...

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SLT 7.4 Report Update

Eliminating unnecessary workload around planning and teaching resources; Education in England: Annual report 2016; and more

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How to raise £1million

Not long ago, Pershore High School faced an alarming deficit in funds. Today, however, turnover is creeping towards an astounding £1million. How have they done it? School business manager Russell Dalton shares his secrets.

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Do we really need to look abroad for better schools?

Like an exciting holiday souvenir that doesn’t look quite the same on the shelf at home, ideas plucked from more 'successful' education systems like China or Finland rarely have the intended impact here in the UK. So why, asks David Cameron, do policymakers keep doing it?

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Recruiting staff in a profession at breaking point

This year marks the fourth year where there will not be enough new teachers to meet the demand from schools. How has this happened? And what can you do if your school has vacancies to fill? Recruitment expert Professor John Howson examines the current state of the job market and gives his advice for leaders looking to staff their schools.

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How to develop high-quality teaching and learning

The core focus of leadership is rightly on improving and maintaining high standards of teaching and learning. But how can this important aim be achieved? In his third article, Graham Handscomb explores the power of ‘instructional leadership’ and ‘joint practice development’ to cultivate teacher expertise and share best practice.

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When lesson objectives limit learning

A list of lesson objectives might be helpful for assessment and to communicate to learners exactly what is expected of them. But are objectives always conductive to good thinking and learning? Is there a better way to present them? Dominic Brockway investigates.

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Protecting children from sexual exploitation

A spurt of high-profile cases has brought the issue of child sexual exploitation firmly into the minds of school leaders everywhere. Can your staff spot the signs? Do they know how to respond if they do? Equipping teachers with the knowledge and skills ahead of time is crucial, says Mark Bowles – and here’s how to do it.

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Why the new assessment materials for writing are so problematic

The delayed arrival of the primary writing exemplification was greeted with disappointment and dismay by many teachers – and it wasn’t just their lateness that was bothering them. Sue Hackman reviews the new materials and some of the concerns teachers have about applying them.

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Six steps to handling a pupil population explosion

Many schools are struggling with too many pupils, but with an extra 880,000 school places needed in less than a decade, overcrowded classrooms seem set to stay. So what can you do if your school is already groaning beneath the weight of its expanding population? Researcher Beth Walton offers a few practical ideas.

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Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising with Den Day

In June, primary pupils across the country will play a role in giving children caught up conflict and natural disasters the chance to grow up healthy and happy. Teacher Rob Crook shares his experiences with last year’s budding builders and explains how your school can get involved in Den Day 2016.

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