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Latest Issue No. 9.4 Out Now… here’s just some of what’s inside:
Editorial: Knife Crime: The Levers for Change Don’t Work in England
The Lion That 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.
‘Odd’ Thoughts on Ofsted’s ‘Odd’ Curriculum Thinking
What does it meant to put the curriculum at the heart of the inspection process? Professor Colin Richards explores Ofsted’s latest curriculum plans and considers their implications.
Enabling a Culture for Thinkers with Ron Ritchhart
Ron Ritchhart develops research and educational strategies that value thinking and classroom cultures that empower students. In this interview, he discusses how to create a culture of thinking and how to see past educational trends and work toward what really matters.
Boosting Effectiveness and Confidence at GCSE
The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness supports students’ development of workplace skills such as teamwork, independent learning, problem solving, research, discussion and oral presentation, giving them confidence and professional skills. Martina Veale shows how one school has implemented it for GCSE students.
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.
Authentic Strategies for Primary School Improvement
School improvement has always been about more than numbers and deliverables. Rob Carpenter outlines his vision for school improvement that actually meets the needs of students and reflects the values of educators.