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Why do so Many Superheads fall of their perch?

The field is littered with the bodies of superheads who have arrived, conquered, and then been shot down in flames. Barrister Andrew Faux has seen it all a dozen times and has an analysis of why it happens so frequently.

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SLT 8.3 Cover

The cover page of School Leadership Today 8.3!

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SLT 8.3 Editorial

Education is Becoming A Site of Moral Corruption

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SLT 8.3 Contents

The contents of School Leadership Today 8.3

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SLT 8.3 Trends

The National Funding Formula

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SLT 8.3 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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Maths Mastery – Is It Just Another Fad?

In his finger-poking and thought-provoking book ‘How to survive and succeed as a Headteacher’, Kevin Harcombe asks us to press the pause button and think carefully about jumping on trendy bandwagons.

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Scaffolding Independent Learning

Encouraging independent learning is, rightly, one of the mantras of progressive teaching and learning. But precious little thought has been given to how this can be supported by teachers, particularly to children used to being spoon fed by teachers rushing them through the syllabus. A key requirement is being very clear and realistic about the information gathering journey that the children are embarking upon. Andrew Shenton and Wendy Beautyman suggest a planning framework.

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Budget Crisis? How one school saved £150,000

Managing with less is now the long-term reality facing leadership teams. In a stark reminder how often funding crisis are effecting schools, we published a series of articles by Malcolm Trobe on how to respond first published 10 Years ago.

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Is Our School Improvement Model Fit For Purpose?

In this first of two articles, Malcolm Groves examines some of the evidence as to why new thinking about school improvement is needed. The second article in our next issue will explore what a new model could look like in practice how this could begins to make real change possible.

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Don’t Ignore Trolling in Your School!

Trolling is a form of online bullying that can devastate young people. But the more you look into it, the more disturbing it gets, with new evidence emerging that some young people are trolling themselves. It this a cry for help or a form of self-harm? Ken Corish investigates.

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Early Years: Planning The Transition from Play

There are huge differences between Early Years and Key Stage 1 in culture and expectations. The pedagogical shift needs to be handled with care, argues Maureen Hunt.

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The Mystery Of The Dog In The Classroom

Researchers Helen Lewis and Professor Russell Grigg explore the growing interest in having dogs in class to help with reading.

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