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Issue 8.4

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SLT 8.4 Cover

Cover page for School Leadership Today 8.4!

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SLT 8.4 Editorial

It’s traditional for School Leadership Today at this point to look back at the year and sum up the bright spots and black holes of the previous 12 months. For a change, instead of starting with a litany of horrors, of which there have been plenty, we are going to list the good things which have happened in education.

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SLT 8.4 Contents

Contents page for School Leadership Today 8.4!

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Why Is A State Comprehensive Opening Four Free Schools?

Shirelands Collegiate Academy is on a mission to recover technical know-how for Black Country children and is using Free Schools to deliver it.

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What Divides Toxic And Creative School Cultures

Strong organisational cultures emerge when leaders start questioning how to influence behaviour, argues FCA senior advisor and Leadership Fellow John Sutherland.

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We Are The New Providers!

School led providers have a stronger than ever presence in the list of organisations appointed to deliver the new-look suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs). Nick Parry, who is part of the team that runs one of the largest, shares his insights into this step change in the provision of leadership qualifications.

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Enter The Learning Ambassadors

It started as students advising staff on how to improve teaching and learning. It became a major programme of student led research into school improvement.

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Helping Parents to Build Their Children’s Resilience

The strength of a child’s relationships with their parents is the bedrock upon which resilience is built. Research emerging Solihull is proving that a little help can go a long way.

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The Truth About Peer Tutoring: It works!

But it needs serious tutor training in communication and social skills, and in depth thinking about the learning process, as Rosalyn Mark reports on the findings of her school research project.

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Second Horizon Leaders

In the first article, published in our last issue, Malcolm Groves examined some of the evidence as to why new thinking about school improvement is. This second article explores what this looks like in practice through the work of two of the case study school leaders who choose to inhabit today and tomorrow and how it begins to make deeper change possible. It is followed by an article on Learning Ambassadors and the role children can play as school improvement researchers.

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A step-by-step guide to successful innovation

Matthew Longman brings us back to basics with a look at the true purpose of innovation – to add value to your school – and provides a model to ensure this purpose is met.

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Outdoor Learning… In The Playground

Using your school grounds innovatively can add new dimensions to curriculum learning as well as empowering children to plan and design their environment.

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When the going gets tough

Spending cuts will force some hard decisions on school managers in the next few years – but SLT’s finance expert Malcolm Trobe has some formulas to help you choose wisely.

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Breaking the Generational Cycle of Low Literacy

One in three children leave primary school with a reading level that is below national expectations, with profound consequences for both the child and society. It doesn’t have to be this way, argues Jonathan Douglas.

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