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Issue MST15.3

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Making Every Child Matter

A key issue in the autumn restructuring exercise was the delivery of the agenda emerging from the new legislation in the Children Act 2004 and the radical changes outlined there for children’s services.

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Protecting The Innocent?

New procedures are intended to protect both children from abuse and adults from false allegations – but will they work in practice?

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Lessons From Within

If attainment data is used intelligently – as is the case at Ray Tarleton’s college – it can make a real and lasting difference to pupils’ performance

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Is The Government Moving Out?

With control over education increasingly passing to charities businesses parents and religious groups we could soon see an era in which anyone can govern schools except the Government

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Backstop

It’s all change in Swineshire as Backstop takes a sideways glance at trust schools

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A Job With A Future: Part 2

In the last issue of MST Donna Gent suggested ten ways to make headship more attractive. Here are ten more

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A Question Of Trust

As the wrangling continues over the Government’s proposed trust schools, MST looks at the political context – and offers some alternative suggestions

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A School For Citizenship

In 2001 Deptford Green School set out to establish itself as a citizenship school. Three years on, Pete Pattisson and Anthony Barnett report on the progress that has been made

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Assessment For Learning: A Mutual Benefit

New research from John Beresford suggests that assessment for learning is a process that can advantage pupils and teachers alike

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Backstop

It’s all change in Swineshire as Backstop takes a sideways glance at trust schools

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Build A Better Barrier

Investing in high-quality fencing which keeps vandals at bay can pay for itself in just one year, believes Ian Kerr

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Defensive Design

Arson costs UK schools millions of pounds a year – but recent advances in building design can minimise the damage caused by fire

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Floored Genius

It may not be the first thing to jump to mind when refurbishing a school, but good-quality flooring can make a huge difference to the learning environment

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Motivation, Motivation,

It can be hard to define and conspicuous by its absence, says Jeff Jones, but motivation is a crucial quality for school leaders to be able to inspire

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New Agenda, New Workforce

MST meets the head of the Children’s Workforce Development Council – the organisation helping to ensure excellent staffing for children’s services

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Pupils As Inspectors

Many teachers are anxious about pupils’ input to the new inspection system. John Bangs and Richard Stainton look at the reasons why

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Reviews

Coaching Solutions: Practical Ways to Improve Performance in Education

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Take a deep breath...

If new recommendations on behaviour management can be accused of stating the obvious then Geoff Barton argues for a more considered approach

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