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Issue MST17.2

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MANAGER’S BRIEFCASE

A series of proformas, model documents and policies.

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News

All the latest news

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Vote of confidence

As results continue to improve, the Government is moving to address concerns that exams are becoming easier. Will its proposals be enough?

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Not such a sure start

Millions of children could remain in poverty, says a new report, as the expense of childcare restricts their parents’ access to training.

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Another world of learning

Second Life offers a ready-made virtual learning environment with a whole world of opportunities for schools, says Mark Trinick.

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Technical support

Lord Dearing – writing exclusively here for Managing School Today – believes the UK’s skills deicit could be addressed by reintroducing technical colleges as an option for 14-year-olds.

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An enterprising scheme

Industry is keen to turn schoolchildren into entrepreneurial ‘dragons’ – and two cunning projects in the UK are currently helping the process along.

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So what is marketing, exactly?

School marketing expert Stephen Martin-Scott begins a new series for MST with a look at the ‘seven Ps’ and the value of well-thought-out advertising.

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Developing tomorrow’s school leaders

The number of heads reaching retirement age is set to peak over the next three years. Chris Kirk outlines a vision for identifying and retaining great school leaders.

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What will trust status do for us?

Many misgivings remain over trust schools – but Simon Dennis’ experience suggests that a carefully considered bid could bring lasting beneits for pupils and staff.

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Trust schools and the law

More and more schools are looking at the beneits of trust status. With application deadlines looming, MST’s education law expert Mark Blois looks at the legal implications.

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Missing, presumed lost

Has any of your equipment ‘grown legs’ recently? tony Attwood investigates the strange case of the disappearing apparatus in Britain’s schools.

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Fit for purpose

Spaces for physical activity matter as much as any other learning environment, says Crichton Casbon – and designers must meet a number of key challenges.

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Another wasted day

Situational Leadership II is the most widely used leadership model in business. In the irst of a four-part series Geoff Moss and Elizabeth Floyer look at its applicability to schools and ask: how serious are we about professional development?

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Primary schools, testing and underachievement

New research from Bill Boyle and Joanna Bragg confirms the link between disadvantaged areas and low attainment – and finds that many intervention strategies are surprisingly ineffective.

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A perfect start to the day

Giving pupils a place to eat breakfast at school can boost their performance in class as well as helping them enjoy a healthy diet.

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A picture of health

Millions of children are beneitting from the National Healthy Schools Programme, say its directors – and these case studies show that their schools are gaining from the scheme too.

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