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Cover Story: Two and a half cheers for the new funding formula

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12/05/2017
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Editorial-All Change in the Teaching Unions

Editorial-All Change in the Teaching Unions The election of Geoff Barton, in the face of the ASCL’s establishment’s opposition, marks one of two major upheavals in the education firmament. Under its new leadership, ASCL is likely to commence a shift from being from a generally quiescent association that saw its role as policy promotion and negotiation to a more campaigning organisation determined to fight for an education agenda.

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SLT Contents 8.1

SLT Contents 8.1

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SLT 8.1 Trends - Size does matter.

Last week ATL and NUT members began their vote on a proposed merger. Howard Sharron speaks with Mary Bousted, leader of the ATL, about a potentially tectonic shift in the industrial landscape.

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20/06/2017
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SLT 8.1 Trends - Two and a half cheers for the new funding formula

Peter Downes assesses the new funding formula and finds some progress and some major concerns.

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20/06/2017
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SLT 8.1 Leadership Briefing

Leadership Briefing is a weekly online summary of all that’s new and relevant to education, linked to original source documents that can be downloaded or viewed on screen, and available to everyone in your school leadership team. The briefings here give a sample of what’s on offer.

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20/06/2017
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SLT 8.1 Inclusion - Inclusion in action

‘Easier said than done’ is how Ann Stacey, head of Aldermoor Farm Primary School, viewed the Code. Then she tried to make it work.

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20/06/2017
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SLT 8.1 How power dynamics influence learning

What are power dynamics and how do they impact on the development of social community within the classroom? Louise Kinnaird considers how power comes to play a critical role in classroom social relationships and how it can influence the experience for both pupil and teachers.

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20/06/2017
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SLT 8.1 The secret to excellent middle leaders

A strong work culture and climate is integral to the success of your middle leadership. Andy Buck, Dean of the Leadership Faculty at education charity Teaching Leaders, explores ways you can empower your leaders.

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20/06/2017
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SLT 8.1 Buffering NQTs

Entering the classroom for the first time can terrify NQTs. Mitigate the stress and assay fears through managed expectations and an honest approach.

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20/06/2017
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SLT 8.1 Rediscover Learning to Learn

A new approach to Learning to Learn has resulted in significant academic gains, especially among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. James Mannion explains how.

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20/06/2017
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SLT 8.1 Leading a school research community

In today’s often claustrophobic, standards-driven climate, a research-based approach can empower teachers to take charge of their own learning and improve practice across the school.

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20/06/2017
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SLT 8.1 Strategies to support reflective practitioners

Confucius, the ancient Chinese philosopher, is attributed to have said that there are three ways to acquire wisdom: ‘first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.’ Well-meaning tutors and mentors often tell trainee teachers that they will improve with experience.

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20/06/2017
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SLT 8.1 Is your website effective?

An effective school website ticks all the boxes: it is slick, informative, and serves both the student body and parents. But how exactly does a school achieve it?

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20/06/2017
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SLT 8.1 Making assemblies count

Headteacher Will Ryan explores how to make sure you can inform, deliver and guarantee pupil engagement through assembly.

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20/06/2017
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SLT 8.1 The Great Leap Forward

Facing the unfamiliar can be very traumatic and damaging to a child’s academic performance. Mark Bowles, Director of The Training Effect, outlines a new approach.

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20/06/2017
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SLT 8.1 Formative Assessment must start early!

Children should be involved in discussing their learning. Sonia Blandford and Catherine Knowles from Achievement for All share their advice and examine how this approach can be implemented.

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20/06/2017
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