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SLT 8.2 Cover

The cover page for School Leadership Today 8.2!

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SLT 8.2 Editorial

Free Schools For Better Or Worse?

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SLT 8.2 Contents

The contents page of School Leadership Today 8.2!

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SLT 8.2 Points

The key Points of School Leadership Today 8.2!

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SLT 8.2 When Disaster Strikes

What can schools do to help young people who have suffered trauma? Justine Wilson-Darke, Senior Operations Manager, Children & Young People Service for London explains.

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"Fake News” must be challenged

With so many impressionable young people devouring online content every single day, how do they tell what’s real, what’s fake?

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Leadership Briefing: Financial sustainability of schools

The biggest school funding shortages in England since the 1990s are threatening to damage standards, according to this report by the cross-party Public Accounts Committee, which finds that funding per pupil is reducing in real terms, which will mean schools cutting spending by £3bn by 2019-20.

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What exactly does a National Leader of Education do?

Amanda Godfrey explains the role of an NLE and the challenges they are confronted with when heads get into difficulties.

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Finland is making subject teaching history

Lauren Grunwell, a secondary school English teacher, explores the impact of phenomenon-based learning on the student experience, along with the potential benefits and obstacles to implementing this innovative educational model in UK schools.

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The Magnificent Seven: The foundation pillars of a transformative school led system

Stephanie Rodgers recounts the seven pillars of wisdom that her school alliance has followed to transform teachers’ professionalism.

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Is it time to review your parent communications strategy?

Texting parents is one big step beyond sending a letter home with the child, but technology is moving fast and apps are offering more secure and engaging routes, argues Geoff Jones.

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Engineering a new curriculum

Rather than just address STEM teaching as discrete subjects, primary and secondary schools would do well embed it within an engineering curriculum focused on the problem-solving orientations of engineers, suggests Bill Lucas.

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Challenging Assumptions about School Culture

The only way to embed transformative learning is to create a wholeschool culture of reflection. Despite the pressures on time, reflection is not a nice-to have luxury, but an absolute necessity, argues Professor Russell Grigg in the third of his thought-provoking series.

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Catching up on maths in early years

Children in England are still starting their primary education with considerable differences in their maths skills and those differences continue right through their education. Liz Bayram explores how achieving a strong maths foundation in a child’s early years can make all the difference.

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Are children ever too young for technology?

Providers are divided over how effective technology is in the early years. Elpida Ahtaridou and Dr. Sue Bodman cite the research to propose a way forward.

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It's Not Easy Being Green

“Green is not the warmest colour” – Sue Lyle, explains how to use Philosophy 4 children to deal with jealousy (P4C).

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Fundraising: A Feasibility Report

Over 90%of schools are experiencing between 7-12% cuts to their revenue budgets before the implementation of the new funding formula. In this context fundraising has to become a major priority for school leaderships to cover core spending. David Poppitt, the top fundraising schools specialist and writer, presents a typical feasibility report, based on his work with a secondary school in the Northwest.

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Data protection: What it means for schools

Jessica Cumming looks at the detail of proposed wide-ranging changes to data protection legislation that were recently approved by the EU – and what it means for schools and academies.

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