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Out of site, out of mind?

Is off-site construction the best way for your school to expand into new buildings? New research can help managers decide between prefabricated and traditional construction.

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30/09/2007
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Liquid assets

New regulations on drinks in school have been welcomed by suppliers – which is just as well, given how many young people get much less hydration than they should.

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19/02/2009
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How to waste half a billion pounds

Researchers in primary education conclude that the £500m spent on literacy has barely made a difference. Are they right?

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Who failed who?

The brief and turbulent history of the Ridings School raises questions over government policy on struggling schools.

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Tomlinson by stealth?

Ed Balls is expanding the diploma programme to satiate the demands of business – so could they eventually replace GCSEs and A-levels?

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Guarding the entrance

Tighter rules on school admissions policies won’t be enough to stop selection by the back door, according to Sarah Tough’s hard-hitting research

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Supporting schools to support families

Relate is best known for its relationship support services – but a project offering counselling to young people in schools is reaping great results, says Lynne Hunt.

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Small is beautiful

A ground-breaking project is encouraging secondary schools to develop ‘human scale’ approaches to education. Sheila Dainton explains.

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Transition, ambition and omission

In September your school may have transferred gifted and talented children – and they may well have found the transition hard. Jenny Brookes introduces her thought-provoking research on the issue.

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Producing the perfect prospectus

Your prospectus represents the school to parents – so a little investment to make it look and read well can be repaid several times over. Paula Barclay explains.

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Beyond seagull management

Are your people skills all about sudden swoops and flying off? Geoff Moss and Elizabeth Floyer have the answer in Situational Leadership II.

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Learning vs intelligent learning

Steve Williams introduces a new video-based training package to promote curiosity, independent learning, good dialogue and thinking skills at Key Stages 2 and 3.

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What governors are for

With questions being asked about the future of governors – and the academies programme seemingly posing a serious threat – Phil Revell restates their vital role in accountability.

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Who governs?

Education law expert Mark Blois looks over the surprising history of school governance – and sees further turbulence and change in the not-too-distant future.

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Design your own school!

The best way to ensure an effective and sustainable redesign for your school is to take part in the process yourself, argues Richard Hurst.

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01/01/1970
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Learning from Dutch design

A visit to see innovative school design in the netherlands proved inspirational for a group of head teachers from Somerset.

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Extended schools, extended ICT

The activities of extended schools will mean hugely expanded demands on their hardware and software. Steve Smith looks at the technological challenges and opportunities ahead.

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Time to tackle the school run!

Britain’s fixation with driving children to school is unhealthy, unsafe and an environmental disaster – so take Alistair Goulding’s tips and make a school travel plan.

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