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Issue MST17.3

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Burying bad news

Politicians’ spiel about ‘parental choice’ has been shown up as misleading and dangerous – but the story was lost in the storm over schools ignoring the new admissions code.

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01/03/2008
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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.

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Burying bad news?

Politicians’ spiel about ‘parental choice’ has been shown up as misleading and dangerous – but the story was lost in the storm over schools ignoring the new admissions code.

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Beating the bullies

The fight against bullying is extending to other fronts – including the online area. Rachel Evans introduces some effective new tactics.

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The Learning Moment

How do we ever know learning has taken place. An innovative programme for schools is helping heads, teachers and pupils to focus on understanding what learning is and how to measure it. MST looks at the principles behind the Looking for Learning scheme.

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What is the point of homework?

Is it a way to prepare for tests? To reinforce earlier learning? Or to develop study skills? Bill Boyle, Joanna Bragg and Diane Pearson introduce their research on attitudes to homework.

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01/01/1970
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A price worth paying

Rejected by the Government, and often dismissed as a danger to team spirit in the staffroom, performance-related pay could be a viable catalyst for school improvement, says Jody Goldsworthy.

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Stamp out your carbon footprint!

Cutting your school’s energy use is not only good for the environment – it can save a fortune on your fuel bills too.

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Communication for learning

Why do so many children lack basic communication and language skills? Valerie Rose looks at where children are coming from and what we might do to help.

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Clean, green and widely seen

For schools looking to improve their environmental sustainability, the eco-Schools programme offers both support and recognition.

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Commanding performance

How can the art of performance management be reined by the techniques of Situational Leadership? Geoff Moss and Elizabeth Floyer’s investigates.

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Lord Dearing is wrong!

We don’t need new technical colleges, says Valerie Bragg, responding to Lord Dearing’s ideas for vocational learning in the previous MST.

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Skills at school, skills for life

Improving young people’s skills will be vital to the UK and its people in the years ahead. John Salusbury tells how a programme of support made a huge difference to his school.

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Choosing the future

Teenagers in Staffordshire are enjoying a wealth of new opportunities as the county offers a wide array of modern vocational learning routes. Phil Cumming explains.

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Jamie Oliver watch out

The healthy, adventurous cooking of School Chef of the Year Lynnette Tinney is transforming the eating habits of Derbyshire schoolchildren. MST’s Howard Sharron paid a visit to ind out how.

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MANAGER’S BRIEFCASE

A series of proformas, model documents and policies

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MANAGER’S BRIEFCASE - Allplan Primary

MANAGER’S BRIEFCASE - Allplan Primary

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