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Issue PLT.12

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A sample SIDP

To help you with ideas for your SIDP - this is a worked example of a strategical and organisational plan.

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15/02/2009
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Good times return! Coming out of Special Measures

It’s  every  teacher’s  and  headteacher’s nightmare.  Special measures  does  not feel very special at all. Debra Bailey describes the experience for her and her school, Chilvers Coton Community  Infant  School.  She  shares with us what it felt like to ‘come out’.

Date:
01/01/1970
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What is the point of homework?

There are many assumptions about homework. It is generally believed to be a good thing that should be developed during the primary school years ready for transition. Bill Boyle, Joanna Bragg & Diane Pearson at the University of Manchester researched the issues and summarise their fndings here.

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Engaging Children: Can the Classroom Capture it?

We need to revive the curriculum. The dry diet of the literacy and numeracy  strategies has  resulted  in many children losing interest. How can we enthuse our children  once more Anne Keeling describes how  the International Primary Curriculum might be the answer.

Date:
01/01/1970
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…a school cook

School meals are rarely out of the news these days. Whatever your view the fact remains that we rely on school cooks across the country to come up with the goods. But what is it like behind the servery?

Date:
01/01/1970
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The shrinking horizons of childhood

How  do  we  best equip  our  children for  the  future?  Tim Gill argues that it isn’t through protecting  our  children needlessly  before  they have  time  to fnd  out  for themselves. In this article he  explains how we  can  help our children become resilient and responsible.

Date:
01/01/1970
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What is the relationship between disadvantage and primary sc

It might  seem  self  evident  but the fact is that disadvantage is a signifcant predictor of test performance. Bill Boyle and Joanna Bragg describe their research  into test data and  look at the effect which interventions might have on performance.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Good and improving?

Jeff Holman summarises ‘The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, 2006-07’. What does Ofsted have to say about our schools i 21st Century England? 

Date:
01/01/1970
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SPEAKING THE RIGHT LANGUAGE

Water Mill Primary School  in Selly Oak has educated children speaking 43 different mother-tongue  languages. Yet despite this challenge   the school achieves good SATs results. We  look at how head teacher Jenny Edginton has achieved this.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Supporting vulnerable children in the small school context

There is nothing more rewarding, frustrating and exhausting  than supporting a child with very  challenging  behaviour.  Sandra Clement, headteacher  at West Down  School, describes  through  two case studies  just how diffcult and valuable this work can be in a small school context.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Primary school libraries: “Could they do better?”

Schools  are  ready  and willing  to  acknowledge  the importance  of developing  the  reading habit  and  the library’s role in this. However, when it comes to demonstrating this commitment in practice, Booktrust found that it was sadly lacking. Roland Marden tells us more.

Date:
01/01/1970
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League tables

Headteachers  are  a  cer tain breed.  They  carry  enormous responsibility,  they are expected  to know everything and be accountable to everyone. It’s quite understandable if we need  to  let  off  a  little  steam sometimes. In this article Paul Wyllie does just that.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Strengthening Britain’s School Leaders:The ILMP-UK is launch

We are all becoming more aware of the importanceof developing an international  perspective. Implementation of a modern foreign language and growing interest in the international curriculum are encouraging us to take a more global view. But what about leadership? Anne Keeling tells us about ILMP and its benefts.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Does size matter? –The Big School

Ten years ago, when Tim Benson took  his  third  headship  at  a primary school with near 900 pupils, he asked himself that question. He is still asking it. Here Tim describes the pros and cons of being head of a ‘big’ school.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Beating the bullies

Bullying is a favourite issue for the tabloids. There’s much being said about what we should do. Rachel Evans describes some of the approaches that Warwickshire is taking and reminds us in the following quote just what it’s all for.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters  has  now been  around  for  a while. We should  all be  familiar with what  it means. Just in case you need a little revision  Terry  Freedman  outlines the main points and implications for schools.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Differences in Emotional Intelligence According to Gender an

We spend a lot of time assessing children’s attainment and aptitude. But what about their emotional  intelligence? This underrated concept  is the focus of the following research in Murcia, Spain.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Manager\'s Briefcase

The School Improvement Cycle

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A Sample SIDP

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The use of force to control or restrain pupils

Date:
01/01/1970
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The use of force to control or restrain pupils

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01/01/1970
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Use of force to control or restrain pupils: incident record

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01/01/1970
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Manager's Briefcase Issue 11-12

Briefcases from issue 10: - playlets to use as anti-bullying discussion prompts with pupils - guidance and a model policy on the use of force or restraint to control pupils - details and guidance on developing a school improvement cycle - a sample SIDP

Date:
01/01/1970
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