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Trend - The Lion That Has Failed To Roar

Head teachers have lost a great deal of their influence and ability to positively affect the education environment over the last decade. Geoff Barton, head of the ASCL, seemed destined to turn this around. But is his softly, softly approach the right one? SLT editor Howard Sharron reports.

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13/03/2019
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SLT 9.4 Cover

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18/03/2019
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SLT 9.4 Editorial

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SLT 9.4 Contents

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SLT 9.4 Points

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Ofsted’s Odd Curriculum Thinking

Ofsted has finally agreed that curriculum is worthy of attention in the inspection process and has pledged to remedy this deficiency. Prof Colin Richards examines the research presented by Ofsted and questions its implications.

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18/03/2019
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Enabling a Culture for Thinkers with Ron Ritchhart

Ron Ritchhart has been a powerful advocate for educational practices that bring out the best in people, and creating places where thinking is valued, visible and actively promoted. We sat down with him to discuss his research and thoughts on the current state of education.

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18/03/2019
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Boosting Effectiveness and Confidence at GCSE

Students are challenging themselves and improving their career and life-related skills with ASDAN’s new Certificate of Personal Effectiveness course. Martina Veale shows how it has made a difference for students at Hockerill Anglo-European College.

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18/03/2019
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Embracing Quality Media Usage

Potential for developing problematic media habits is a growing concern for young people as the human costs of being always connected are becoming better understood. Laurel Felt and Michael Robb offer strategies for encouraging balanced and thoughtful engagement.

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18/03/2019
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Authentic Strategies for Primary School Improvement

In the first of a series of seven articles, Rob Carpenter looks what real school improvement is and how important it is to stay focused on the real substance of education rather than pandering to the latest trends in accountability.

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18/03/2019
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Designing a Workplace That No One Wants to Leave

Positive teacher experience and engagement is crucial for schools to be able to work together and achieve educational aims. Karen Dempster and Stephanie Hill offer a framework for upgrading your school’s teacher experience.

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18/03/2019
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Acing the Leadership Interview

So you’re ready to move up in your career and are faced with the ritual of the competitive interview. Jon Tait shares some ideas for how to shine.

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18/03/2019
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Harnessing the Power of Peer Observation

John Blanchard looks at how colleagues’ visiting one another’s lessons and observing other activities can inform insights and innovations. He shows that this applies as much to leaders, managers and mentors as it does to teachers. Peer observation is a direct way of promoting job morale and satisfaction, while informing agendas for whole-school development.

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18/03/2019
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Sparking Joy with Creativity

We often promote the value of imaginative pupil-focused education, but then set up and bureaucratic frameworks that make teachers feel powerless. Lucia Yandoli believes it’s time to incorporate creativity into the heart of the profession as a way of invigorating teachers and countering burnout.

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18/03/2019
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