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Issue 7.6

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SLT 7.6 Cover.

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SLT 7.6 Contents

The contents of this issue.

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SLT 7.6 Editorial

School costs are beginning to look unsustainable

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SLT 7.6 Points

School leadership crisis; ‘Singapore’ approach to teaching maths can work in UK classrooms; Poor governance blamed for ’inadequate’ Perry Beeches’ rating; and more.

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SLT 7.6 Guilty - By Association!

The dismissal of a head teacher for failure to disclose a relationship with sex offender has been upheld but schools should be wary of making similar decisions according to lawyer Madeleine Thomson.

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SLT 7.6 SEND Reforms – where are we now?

After years in the making, the SEND Reforms are now in the process of being embedded. It makes it a good time to reflect on what is involved in implementing the new system and the cultural shift that lies behind it.

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A school leader’s guide to managing stress

James Hilton was a successful head of a large primary schools until the wheels came off and he had a stress-related breakdown. He learnt from the experiences and now advises school leaders on how they can protect their staff.

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SLT 7.6 It’s good to laugh

Stress has become a serious problems for teachers and school leaders across the UK, driving many highly qualified people from their posts and increasing the reluctance of others to fill the vacancies. Could something as simple as laughter hold the key? Dr. Nicola Davies investigates.

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SLT 7.6 Ensuring assessment impacts learning

Observing children in class gives a good snapshot of where they are now. But what about where they’re going? With focus on assessment in the early years, Sonia Blandford and Catherine Knowles consider how insights gathered through everyday observation and interaction can be used to progress children’s learning.

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SLT 7.6 Experiences of real terror can prevent Extremism

Lucy Parker says films of victims and former extremists talking about their lives can undermine Jihadi ideology and divert children from dangerous paths.

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SLT 7.6 Is reflective practice worth all the effort?

Reflective practice has dominated the narrative of initial teacher training and professional development for the best part of thirty years, despite persistent questions over its value. Professor Russell Grigg and Helen Lewis explore what we know about reflective practice, demystify the process and consider what reflective practice really has to offer teachers and leaders.

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SLT 7.6 Lesson study: making and measuring impact

In the second of her articles on Lesson Study, Sarah Seleznyov provides some insights into best practice in Lesson Study, which, she says, has rapidly gained traction with schools but with precious little rigour applied.

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SLT 7.6 The Leadership Recruitment Challenge

With news that UK schools are facing a 20,000 shortfall in headteachers by the 2020s, there is no better time to consider alternatives to traditional advertising recruitment. ‘Grow your own’ must become a serious option, argues Heather Clements, who is helping to pioneer an innovative scheme in South East London.

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SLT 7.6 The Pros and Cons of Building A MAT

Most school leaders will be contemplating academisation in the next few years, and many will want to join existing multi-academy trusts (MATs). That leaves trust leaders with some serious choices, says Phil Haslett of the Olympus Academy Trust.

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SLT 7.6 The secret financial drain of presenteeism and how to deal with it

Countless hours have been devoted to workshops for school management personnel on absenteeism and how to handle it, but its nefarious twin – presenteeism – might be costing your school a lot more, yet has received little attention until recently.

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SLT 7.6 Building meta-cognition... with a race car track?

Creating young independent learners is the core mission of primary schools. Meta-cognition and active learning are the key principles which can make it happen, suggests Ursula Scott and Susan Mockler of Oaksey CE Primary School.

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SLT 7.6 Preparing children for puberty

Young people have long complained that the sex and relationships education (SRE) they receive at school and at home is ‘too little, too late’. Lucy Emmerson suggests that knowledge about puberty, taught creatively in Primary Schools, is a good place to start.

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