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A voyage of discovery

I can't think OF a better TIME TO launch a new PRIMARY leadership magazine. So much IS happening WITH the new Education Act, changes TO Ofsted AND Every Child Matters that IS BOTH testing FOR us ALL TO keep up AND exciting IN terms OF how we can expect our schools TO develop

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Headteacher Leader

The role of the primary head has changed fundamentally over the last twenty years. It is time to review what has happened and to raise questions about the future

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The Education Act 2005

The Education Bill was given Royal Assent on 8th April 2005, so launching the 2005 Education Act. The five key elements of the Act are explained in more detail below.

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A problem or an opportunity

Many heads are feeling stunned by the potential impact of TLRs. Derek Gardiner outlines what he sees to be the problems and opportunities presented by this most recent piece of legislation.

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In nurture groups, every child does matter

Jim Rose, director of The Nurture Group Network, outlines how nurture groups, as a form of addressing the individual needs of children, fit well into the 'Every Child Matters' agenda.

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Leadership in the Primary School

Are you travelling hopefully or down in the drudge

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SUBJECT and the New Ofsted Leadership

Primary subject leadership is difficult at the best of times, but the implications of the revised Ofsted framework will mean that subject leaders have to be constantly up to speed. Graham Pountney outlines how he sees the developing role of the subject leader and curriculum coordinator

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Educating Children for a future – the global village

What are we educating our children for What kind of world will they live in and what skills will they need Paul Bridle talks about the global village and the need to prepare our children for living and working with other nationalities.

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Warwickshire Futures: A fresh approach to Leadership develop

What kind of leadership development does your LEA provide In this regular feature we will be looking at the support that LEAs provide for their leaders and what it might look like in the future. In this issue Miles Tandy and Sue Herdman outline the approach taken by Warwickshire.

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Taking up the oars

How do school leaders relax In this feature we will be looking at the various ways in which senior teachers choose to unwind. This issue, Crispin Andrews talks to a headteacher and senior teacher whoose paddling is not confined to the beach.

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Up Against IT

In this feature we are focusing upon leaders who for one reason or another have found themselves 'up against it'. In this issue we hear from Martin Henderson, headteacher of Westmorland Primary School in Stockport, who really was dropped in at the deep end.

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It's Art YEAR

Karen Fowell explains how Whitnash Nursary School has brought vibrancy TO the curriculum AND a deeper understanding OF the children IN its care.

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Changing the mindset – parents and schools

The Government has introduced a raft of legislation that will fundamentally change how we think about schools. It is often said that if someone arrived here in the present in a time machine from 150 years ago, the only recognisable thing would be the schools – both the buildings they use and the methods of teaching and learning going on inside. That could be about to change, as John Grainger describes.

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Enhancing literacy teaching through ICT

ICT is now well and truely part of our curriculum. Government funding, Inset, basic skills requirements and private finance initiatives have transformed the odd BBC to computer suites, tablets and interactive white boards.

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Bringing life back to literacy

Queen’s CE Junior School faces a dilemma. It needs to raise its SATs scores, but more of the same doesn’t seem to work. What can they do to inspire both teacher and pupil and (hopefully) nudge their SATs higher? Lesley Grey and Sally Rowney describe the literacy of past, present and future.

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News to me

News

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Tricks of the trade

In each issue we will ask a school to review and comment on their favourite books and resources and share some of their classroom and management secrets. What would you recommend In this issue Mary Simmons and her school share some of theirs.

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A spot of bother

As paul Bridle says in his article, sometimes we just need to make mistakes faster. We certainly want to get them over with as soon as possible and move on to the next. We're NOT always tolerant OF the mistakes we make AND those OF others around us. Perhaps we should be. That's where this regular feature starts. Every issue will be asking you to tell us about the mistakes you made and how you recovered. if you dare...

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Rethinking our approach to the lunch hour – transforming att

Lunchtimes have always been something of a problem. How do you enable your children to make the most of the time and avoid spending all afternoon sorting out the squabbles Mary Simmons describes how her school has tackled it.

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Briefcase 1 - Subject leadership and the new OFSTED

Subject leadership and the new OFSTED - Subject Audit

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Briefcase 2 - Rethinking the lunch hour

Arrangements for lunchtimes

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Healthy Eating Survey

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Briefcase 3 - Bringing literacy back to life

Examples of layered curricular targets

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Briefcase 3 - Bringing literacy back to life

Sample of three-week literacy plans

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Briefcase 3 - Bringing literacy back to life

The Intensifying Support Programme

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Unit of work planning

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Briefcase 4 - Nurture groups

What are nurture groups?

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Questionnaire for parents of children in support programmes

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Follow-up questionnaire - how successful has the programme been?

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Briefcase 5 - Headliners

School improvement partners

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School prospectus contents

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School improvement plan – front cover and content sample

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Briefcase 6 - Teaching and Learning Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning Responsibilities Timeline

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Briefcase 6 - Teaching and Learning Responsibilities

Staffing Structure Review

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