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What makes a good childhood?

Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, considers the role of teachers in creating good childhoods following a rising tide of concern. The Good Childhood Inquiry aims to establish what the state of childhood actually is in the UK.

Date:
11/02/2009
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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. Find out how she's doing it. The obesity crisis and the Jamie Oliver intervention have helped to heighten awareness of the still unacceptably poor food served in schools. Furthermore , formal and informal learning about food, in the classroom and in the dinner hall, has made children more aware than the parents about the issues of health. Read more...

Date:
13/02/2009
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Editorial - Deserving time out?

What is the state of childhood in the UK?   Where did it all go wrong? Some would still argue that it hasn’t, that the diet of tests and the pressure placed on children to gain relatively random  ‘levels’ has been  justified by an  improvement  in standards. But how deep-seated and genuine are these improvements and how much is the result of teachers and schools becoming more adroit at finding ways of enhancing their league table performance?

Date:
01/01/1970
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Manager’s Briefcase 1

Long Term & Medium Term IPC Planning Format

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The Urban School Leadership Model

The Urban School Leadership Model Bringing School Leadership into the 21st Century Roger  Moore  is  an Education Adviser & Consultant heading in a new direction at the tender age of 63. Here he tells us about  a winning  formula for leadership at all levels, that  is  very definitely delaying his retirement!

Date:
01/01/1970
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A Fresh Look at Boredom

We might  assume  that boredom  is  a  bad thing.  Time  on  our  hands and lack of activity must be a waste of time. In this article Teresa Belton considers how boredom has its uses and can actually be seen as a means of developing creativity.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Bullying at school: What we should know, and what we ought t

The  topic of bullying continues  to attract enormous media attention. The expectation that schools will ‘sort it out’ continues to grow. In  this article Gerald Walton gives us  insight into why bullying appears to be on the increase on both sides of the Atlantic.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Too Much Too Soon

Making the case for the ‘Open EYE (Early Years Education)’ Campaign By Margaret Edgington, Early Years Consultant and member of the Open EYE steering group.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Testing to the limits - a very ‘accountable’ 20 year period

SATs  are  such  an  entrenched  par t  of our  school  life  that we  perhaps  need reminding of how  they emerged and some of the mixed messages that accompany them. In this article Bill Boyle once more reminds us of the background.

Date:
01/01/1970
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A View From The Head's Room - Teaching

Large or small primary... Heads should still teach!

Date:
01/01/1970
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An International Education within a National System. Is It P

More  and more schools  are  recognising  the  importance  of developing an international perspective to their work. But is this possible within the context of the national curriculum Schools across the UK tell us that it is and how they have done it?

Date:
01/01/1970
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I have found the answer to reading

How do we ensure that all our children learn to read? At the moment phonics are the rage – but how long will this last before it is replaced with a more ‘certain’ way of guaranteeing literary success? Huw Thomas has found the answer and here he shares it with us…

Date:
01/01/1970
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Ruth Miskin says…

When I teach children to play the recorder, I start by teaching them the notes B, A, G, C and D.

Date:
01/01/1970
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How children learn to read

What do we  know  of how  children  learn to read? Kevin Wheldall, Director of Macquarie University Special Education Centre, outlines for us the two sets of skills children need and how they might go about developing these to be fluent and comprehending readers.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Bridging the reading gap

We  know  the  official  levels  at which  children  leave primary school. But how representative is this of their actual reading skill? Maggie Downie, a literacy intervention tutor at a secondary school, shares her reflections on children entering year 7 and the skills they bring/ don’t bring with them.

Date:
01/01/1970
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The Children’s Plan: Building brighter futures

In this issue we have articles that present some different view points on how we should teach children to read. In this issue of Headliners we summarise some of the approaches suggested.

Date:
01/01/1970
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‘What makes for a good childhood?’

Bob Reitemeier,Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, considers the role of teachers in creating good childhoods following a rising tide  of concern. The Good Childhood Inquiry aims to establish what the state of childhood actually is in the UK.

Date:
No Date
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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. PLT’s Howard Sharron paid a visit to fnd out how.

Date:
01/01/1970
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Time out

Most headteachers have felt the need at some  time to pause, reflect and stand back from the job. But how many actually make the personal commitment to forgo their salary by a third and take a term away? In an interview with PLT’s Suzanne O’ Connell, Andrew Warren tells us about his decision to do just that.

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Manager’s Briefcase 2

Pupil survey.

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Manager’s Briefcase 3

With  the extended schools agenda, extra-curricular activities have grown  in stature. With  their increasing profile you may also want to ensure that consistency and guidance are available through drawing up an extra-curricular policy.

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Manager’s Briefcase 4

You may be a confident storyteller already. By storytelling I don’t mean reading a story from a book. Telling a story  to an audience without use of prompts can be quite an  intimidating experience. Here are some guidelines to help you deliver your story.

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Manager’s Briefcase 5

The school profile.

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Manager’s Briefcase 6

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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A fresh look at boredom

We might assume that boredom is a bad thing. Time on your hands and lack of activity must be a waste of time. In this article Teresa Belton considers how boredom has its uses and can actually be seen as a means of developing creativity.

Date:
18/06/2009
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Managers Briefcase Issue 13

* Long term and medium term planning for the International primary Curriculum * A pupil survey example (you need to add your own faces!) * An example of an extra-curricular policy * A guide to story telling for beginners * Information about the school profile * Guidance on internet safety

Date:
19/06/2009
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Bullying at school

The topic of bullying continues to attract enormous media attention. The expectation that schools will 'sort it out' continues to grow. In this article, Gerald Walton gives us insight into why bullying appears to be on the increase on both sides of the Atlantic.

Date:
04/07/2009
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