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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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30/03/2008
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Commanding performance

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

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30/03/2008
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MANAGER’S BRIEFCASE

A series of proformas, model documents and policies GOVERNORS OF SAMPLE SECONDARY SCHOOL

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01/06/2008
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Briefcase 2

The internet can be viewed as both an asset and a hazard. Used correctly it has the potential to be an excellent source of information and efficient means of communication. It can also be extremely harmful where it becomes a tool for bullying, extortion or misrepresentation. To use it properly and safely requires a number of skills and a level of awareness. The following are some key pointers to help children acquire these.

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01/06/2008
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When success means failure

MST reports on an extraordinary contradiction at the heart of education policy as threats to failing schools’ run counter to the Government’s own use of value added measures.

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01/06/2008
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Whose business is governing?

What do we mean by governance? What do we expect of governors? Martin McNeill wonders whether the current review will address these crucial issues.

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01/06/2008
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Folding tables?

They’ve been scrapped across the rest of the UK – and now damning new research could test the Westminster government’s determination to persist with league tables in England.

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01/06/2008
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Holding on to your talent

Take care to retain and reward your star teachers, says Jody Goldsworthy, and your efforts will be repaid many times over.

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01/06/2008
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Is Every Child Matters working?

Many indicators suggest early successes for ‘joined-up’ multi-agency working with young people – but are the indicators themselves flawed? Chris Hough presents some thought-provoking research.

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01/06/2008
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Getting away from it all

Managers are leaving behind the stresses of the school day for some summertime diversions – both in the UK and across the world. Crispin Andrews asks what’s on their holiday agendas.

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01/06/2008
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Too much too soon

The Government’s early years policy could both damage children and breach their parents’ human rights, argues Margaret Edgington of the Open EYE campaign group.

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01/06/2008
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Getting more for your money

MST’s indispensable new series on funding and finance begins with Malcolm Trobe’s look at the issue of ‘best value’ – and how your school can make the best purchasing decisions.

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01/06/2008
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Competencies and the new National Curriculum

As schools gear up for the new National Curriculum, Jason Cauchi explores the potential of competency frameworks for preparation and development opportunities.

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01/06/2008
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Tackling teenage pregnancy

Despite the doomy headlines, Britain is making considerable headway in cutting teenage pregnancy. MST looks at successful schemes in two different parts of the country.

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01/06/2008
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Prepared for the worst

Does your school have a plan in place to follow in case of a crisis? Jenny McWhirter introduces some suggestions to fall back on and stop disastrous situations becoming worse.

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01/06/2008
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A general improvement

Headteachers’ leader John Dunford welcomes the new diploma – but believes an extended ‘General Diploma’ is the extra step needed to transform 14–19 provision in England.

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01/06/2008
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Working closer on diplomas

The new diplomas will need schools and colleges to collaborate more closely than ever before. A cluster of schools in Bristol has already found some innovative ways forward.

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01/06/2008
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Partnering for performance

Renowned leadership trainers Geoff Moss and Elizabeth Floyer continue their series by looking at how performance can be boosted by partnerships between leaders and team members.

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01/06/2008
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Design from the inside out

The way to ensure that a school meets the needs of its users, says Lawrence Brenchley, is to design it from the inside out rather than from the outside in.

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01/06/2008
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MST 17.6 A rollover – not a jackpot

MST’s no-nonsense series on school finance continues as Malcolm Trobe gets to grips with reserves, balances, rollovers and the funding of sixth forms

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30/11/2008
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