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How to survive an Ofsted Inspection

How to survive an Ofsted Inspection

  • Author: Sarah Findlater
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472911083
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
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If the phrase NO NOTICE INSPECTION strikes fear into your heart, don't panic! In her new book, Sarah Findlater covers everything you need to know to survive an Ofsted inspection. This book is an invaluable guide for every NQT or new teacher who wants to ensure they are fully prepared for their first Ofsted inspection. The short term and long term strategies in this book will help ensure you will survive the process, get as much out of it as your possibly can and perform in an outstanding manner. The book is split into four phases, making this book relevant whether you want to set up systems well in advance, need quick-fix 'night before' advice or 'on the day' strategies, or help making the most of Ofsted feedback once the inspection is over. Hashtags throughout the book enable you to join the conversation and share best practice with colleagues around the UK and the world! All written from Sarah's first hand experience of supporting teachers through inspections in her school and in her accessible and friendly tone, How to Survive an Ofsted inspection is an invaluable guide for every school teacher preparing for Ofsted.

Strategic Management Accounting, Volume II

Strategic Management Accounting, Volume II

  • Author: Vassili Joannidès de Lautour
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319929526
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Rebuilding Our Schools from the Bottom Up

Rebuilding Our Schools from the Bottom Up

Listening to Teachers, Children and Parents

  • Author: Fiona Carnie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315451875
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 194
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The aim of this book is to explore how teachers, students and parents can be given more of a say in the education system – in how schools are organised, and in what and how children learn. The book does not promote a specific view of education, but considers the means by which educational purposes and approaches can be conceived, agreed and enacted democratically – a precursor to a flourishing democratic society. Rebuilding Our Schools from the Bottom Up has been written in response to significant changes which have taken place in the education system over the past 30 years. In England at least, these changes have resulted in an increasingly centralised system in which the voices of those who teach, those who learn, and those whose children go to school have been marginalised. The book covers four main areas: Teacher voice: listening to the professionals Student voice: involving students as active participants in their education Parent voice: building a genuine home–school partnership School community voice: developing a shared vision With inspiring examples from around the UK and overseas and a range of resources that can be used by senior leaders, teachers and parents, the book aims to encourage and support transformative change so that schools can meet the needs of the communities they exist to serve.

School Budget Mastery

School Budget Mastery

The Basics and Beyond

  • Author: Julie Cordiner,Nikola Flint
  • Publisher: School Financial Success Publications
  • ISBN: 9780995590205
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  • Page: 150
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'School Budget Mastery' is a comprehensive guide to help school leaders achieve a realistic budget and keep to it, providing a step by step process of preparing a budget and monitoring progress against it throughout the year. Suitable for existing, new and aspiring school leaders, it will help you grow in confidence and achieve financial success.

The Perfect Ofsted Inspection

The Perfect Ofsted Inspection

  • Author: Jackie Beere,Ian Gilbert
  • Publisher: Crown House Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781350221
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 144
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Building on the success of The Perfect (Ofsted) Lesson, this book demonstrates through exemplary case studies how to get the very best from your Ofsted inspection. Heads and middle leaders who have managed to show their school off in the best possible light share their top tips for making your inspection an opportunity rather than a threat. Telling the story of your school effectively, showing how the data really represents your school and helping your middle leaders show how they are working towards 'continuous improvement' are just a few of the essential aspects of preparation for the inspection. Writing an incisive SEF that exemplifies your spiralling success and which demonstrates your capacity for improvement is still essential for gaining an 'outstanding' result.This book will help prepare you and your staff to be confident and impressive in every lesson visited by the inspection team and will empower your senior leaders and governors to demonstrate outstanding leadership. Written in Jackie Beere's pragmatic style with a wealth of practical advice from many contributors this book will deliver the essential tips for making inspection work for your school.

The Perfect (Ofsted) English Lesson

The Perfect (Ofsted) English Lesson

  • Author: David Didau
  • Publisher: Crown House Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781350701
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
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Another from Jackie Beere's 'Perfect' stable, this simple but effective little book is designed to help bring the best out of all English departments during that all-important Ofsted visit. It is written by David Didau, a highly effective and innovative head of English at a school where Independent Thinking is a trustee. He has been instrumental in overseeing an enviable rise in A* to C results over the last few years to 84% in 2011. Packed full of ideas, strategies and simple yet effective innovations, this book is an essential tool in the toolkit of every English department - and not just for the inspection either! With topics including assessment for learning, progress, the learning environment and planning outstanding lessons, this is the book for every English teacher's desk drawer.

Journey to Outstanding

Journey to Outstanding

The Three Key Leadership Strategies for Creating a Truly Outstanding School

  • Author: Sonia Gill
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781999918767
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Journey to Outstanding helps head teachers create the school they've always dreamed of through three leadership strategies. Sonia Gill walks head teachers through leadership and culture building. She is a business leader and qualified teacher and helps school leaders create cultures of excellence in schools by developing leadership skills. While most school leaders can make a school good many are not as well trained in using three core leadership strategies for creating an outstanding culture: A clear shared vision that the team support. Creating the right adult behaviours and performance through successful difficult conversations. Growing the skills of the team so they are brilliant at their job and love coming to work. This book will tell you how to use these three leadership strategies to create the excellent school you have always dreamt of leading. Sonia Gill is a business leader and qualified teacher and understands how to create excellence in schools. Journey to Outstanding contains relevant leadership theory, case studies and activities with links to bonus material.

The Secret Teacher

The Secret Teacher

Dispatches from the Classroom

  • Author: Anon
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 1783351284
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 288
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I will teach them literature, poetry, culture. I will teach them The Waste Land! I will be the Best Teacher Who Has Ever Lived! Or so The Secret Teacher thinks. On his first day at an inner-city state school he gets nuked. The class he is made to cut his teeth on are an unruly mob stuffed with behavioural issues. There is: Milosz, who is put in detention for committing the sin of Onan with a Pritt Stick Kieran, the class rebel Donnie, a hard-working kid desperate for approval Mercedes, a volatile rude girl and Salim, who loves Bollywood and the number 5. Somehow, The Secret Teacher needs to enthuse this lot with a love of books. Or at least keep them sitting at their desks until the end of the lesson. And then he's got to deal with the Observations, marking, standardisations, book checks, OFSTED, Educational Consultants, spreadsheets, personal statements, school trips, strikes, class, race, love, death, birth, manhood, dry cleaning, the end of literary culture, the end of the Old World, the whole shebang ... In this vivid account of his first few years in the classroom, The Secret Teacher grapples with the complicated questions of how to teach, how we learn - and how little he actually knows. He celebrates the world's greatest stories, the extraordinary teachers he has worked with, and the kids: bolshy, bright, funny and absolutely electric. The result is a book brimful of wit, insight and tenderness.

Inspection, Inspection, Inspection!

Inspection, Inspection, Inspection!

How OfSTED Crushes Independent Schools and Independent Teachers

  • Author: Anastasia de Waal
  • Publisher: Basic Civitas Books
  • ISBN: 9781903386514
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 148
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OfSTED is an independent body that inspects schools to ensure that standards are maintained. This book provides information on OfSTED, the agent of the government that enforces conformity to the practices favoured by the Department for Education.

The School Recruitment Handbook

The School Recruitment Handbook

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Optimus Education eBooks
  • ISBN: 1907567313
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Leadership Matters

Leadership Matters

How Leaders at All Levels Create Great Schools

  • Author: Andy Buck
  • Publisher: John Catt Educational
  • ISBN: 9781909717909
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 184
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Leadership Matters: How leaders at all levels can create great schools improves the educational outcomes for children by empowering educational leaders in national, regional and local contexts to examine, refine and develop their management skills. Andy takes in-depth and diagnostic approach, encouraging leaders at all levels in schools to think about their own personal qualities; their specific situation; their own leadership actions; and their own overall leadership approach.

Responsive Teaching

Responsive Teaching

Cognitive Science and Formative Assessment in Practice

  • Author: Harry Fletcher-Wood
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351583867
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 156
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This essential guide helps teachers refine their approach to fundamental challenges in the classroom. Based on research from cognitive science and formative assessment, it ensures teachers can offer all students the support and challenge they need – and can do so sustainably. Written by an experienced teacher and teacher educator, the book balances evidence-informed principles and practical suggestions. It contains: A detailed exploration of six core problems that all teachers face in planning lessons, assessing learning and responding to students. Effective practical strategies to address each of these problems across a range of subjects. Useful examples of each strategy in practice and accounts from teachers already using these approaches. Checklists to apply each principle successfully and advice tailored to teachers with specific responsibilities. This innovative book is a valuable resource for new and experienced teachers alike who wish to become more responsive teachers. It offers the evidence, practical strategies and supportive advice needed to make sustainable, worthwhile changes.

When the Adults Change, Everything Changes

When the Adults Change, Everything Changes

Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour

  • Author: Paul Dix
  • Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1781352895
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
  • View: 5499
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In When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour, Paul Dix upends the debate on behaviour management in schools and offers effective tips and strategies that serve to end the search for change in children and turn the focus back on the adults. You can buy in the best behaviour tracking software, introduce 24/7 detentions or scream ‘NO EXCUSES’ as often as you want – but ultimately the solution lies with the behaviour of the adults. It is the only behaviour over which we have absolute control. Drawing on anecdotal case studies, scripted interventions and approaches which have been tried and tested in a range of contexts, from the most challenging urban comprehensives to the most privileged international schools, behaviour training expert and Pivotal Education director Paul Dix advocates an inclusive approach that is practical, transformative and rippling with respect for staff and learners. An approach in which behavioural expectations and boundaries are exemplified by people, not by a thousand rules that nobody can recall. When the Adults Change, Everything Changes illustrates how, with their traditional sanction- and exclusion-led methods, the ‘punishment brigade’ are losing the argument. It outlines how each school can build authentic practice on a stable platform, resulting in shifts in daily rules and routines, in how we deal with the angriest learners, in restorative practice and in how we appreciate positive behaviour. Each chapter is themed and concludes with three helpful checklists – Testing, Watch out for and Nuggets – designed to help you form your own behaviour blueprint. Throughout the book both class teachers and school leaders will find indispensable advice about how to involve all staff in developing a whole school ethos built on kindness, empathy and understanding. Suitable for all head teachers, school leaders, teachers, NQTs and classroom assistants – in any phase or context, including SEND and alternative provision settings – who are looking to upgrade their own classroom management or school behaviour plan. Contents include: Visible Consistency, Visible Kindness; The Counter-Intuitive Classroom; Deliberate Botheredness; Certainty in Adult Behaviour; Keystone Classroom Routines; Universal Microscripts: Flipping the Script; Punishment Addiction, Humiliation Hangover; Restore, Redraw, Repair; Some Children Follow Rules, Some Follow People; Your Behaviour Policy Sucks!; and The 30 Day Magic.

School Effectiveness for Whom?

School Effectiveness for Whom?

Challenges to the School Effectiveness and School Improvement Movements

  • Author: Roger Slee,Gaby Weiner,Sally Tomlinson
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780750706698
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 197
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School effectiveness research together with what is now described as the 'school improvement movement' (Barber, 1996) has captured both the Conservative and New Labour imaginations as a basis for educational planning and policy making in the UK. Internationally school effectiveness enjoys and expanding and enthusiastic audience. This book provides a critique of this research genre, particularly in the light of the recent calls for teaching to go 'back to the basics'. The editors argue that this school effectiveness research is simplistic in its analysis of educational problems. Far from getting to the bottom of the problem of failing students and schools, they argue, these 'movements' are merely scratching at the surface of the problems and coming up with notions for superficial improvements.

Kensuke's Kingdom

Kensuke's Kingdom

  • Author: Michael Morpurgo
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545300134
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 176
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A spellbinding tale of survival and self-discovery from award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, who is poised for breakthrough U.S. success. When Michael's father loses his job, he buys a boat and convinces Michael and his mother to sail around the world. It's an ideal trip - even Michael's sheepdog can come along. It starts out as the perfect family adventure - until Michael is swept overboard. He's washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he's not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, is wary of him. But when Michael's life is threatened, Kensuke slowly lets the boy into his world. The two develop a close understanding in this remote place, but the question of rescue continues to divide them.

A Teacher’s Companion to Essential Motivation in the Classroom

A Teacher’s Companion to Essential Motivation in the Classroom

Resources and activities to inspire and engage your students

  • Author: Georgia Holleran,Ian Gilbert
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317750802
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 148
  • View: 2956
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Teachers around the world have found Ian Gilbert’s classic text Essential Motivation in the Classroom an inspiring and provocative read. This ground-breaking companion to the book is a definitive one-stop guide for teachers who are looking for inspiration into how his ideas can be put into practice in every-day classrooms. A truly lively and engaging resource, it scrutinises each aspect of Gilbert’s now famous ‘seven keys’ of motivation and provides a wide range of practical ideas, activities and launch-pads for discussion which can be blended seamlessly into your own lessons. Taking as its starting point the right of every child to an inspirational education that develops their values, attitudes and skills, this book provides you with the means to unlock even your most challenging of pupils and will act as a spring board for visionary learning in the classroom and beyond, Key ideas explored include: • Goal setting strategies • Students’ own intrinsic motivation • Preparing effective challenges • Developing multiple approaches to learning • Using physical activities to anchor learning • Helping students to understand themselves better and be better prepared for the world today For teachers of pupils at all ages and stages, this book is easy to follow, easy to ‘dip in and out of’, is conversational in tone, and has the potential to be a game-changer for any teacher wishing reinvigorate their pupils, colleagues and classrooms.

Sustainable School Leadership

Sustainable School Leadership

Portraits of Individuality

  • Author: Mike Bottery,Wong Ping-Man,George Ngai
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350005231
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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We live in a complex age, with multiple challenges to the practice of educational leadership, and where there is widespread evidence of individuals wanting to retire early from leadership positions, and of fewer wishing to take up the role. This highly experienced team of cross-cultural researchers combine scholarly research with over a decade of extensive empirical research using an innovative 'portrait' methodology to investigate the challenges that educational leaders on two continents currently face. The kinds of challenges described include: · the personal (e.g. being new to the job, coping with the role, approaching retirement) · the inter-personal (e.g. power relations, personal challenges with staff, parents and children) · the local (e.g. issues faced by the school in the community) · the national (e.g. government initiatives, inspection) · the global (e.g. the impact of economic forces on political and institutional management). Sustainable School Leadership then contributes to the field of educational leadership in several ways. First, the authors bring scholarly enquiry to life by providing detailed descriptions of the challenges which individual educational leaders face in different cultures in a globalised world. Second, they show how the combined insights from individual portraits provide important and meaningful critiques of national policies and organizational functioning. Such critiques can then inform current and future leadership research by a better understanding of how links between the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels of education promote or discourage school leaders' sustainability. Finally, the authors present important cross-cultural comparisons of eastern and western approaches to educational leadership, suggesting that sustainability – or a lack of it – may have different roots in different cultures. Sustainable School Leadership is relevant to students on educational leadership and management courses, academics and researchers and school leaders.

Successful Early Years Ofsted Inspections

Successful Early Years Ofsted Inspections

Thriving Children, Confident Staff

  • Author: Julian Grenier
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473994462
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 152
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Shortlisted for Best Professional Book by Nursery World Awards 2017! The stakes have never been higher: Ofsted have a new, tougher inspection framework for the early years. If you are judged to be less than good, you risk losing funding for places. A reputation that took years to build can vanish overnight. But instead of hiding behind the “Ofsted monster” to get things done, Early Years expert Julian Grenier argues that it’s time to do what’s right for children and families, and build long-lasting and effective provision. Completely up to date with Ofsted’s new Common Inspection Framework and avoiding a ‘tick-box’ approach to preparation, Julian focuses on the importance of developing your provision and your team up to and beyond inspection day. It is accompanied by easy-to-use time-saving pro formas and self-reflective documents that can be downloaded online for free. This book is ideal for head teachers, senior leaders, EYFS co-ordinators, nursery managers and Early Years practitioners. “We had our Ofsted Inspection on May 31st and achieved an Outstanding grade which we are very proud of, as you might imagine! I used Successful Early Years Ofsted Inspections to focus my thoughts when preparing for the inspection and I am sure it was a contributory factor in our grade.” -Wendy Taylor, Nursery Manager, Acorns Nursery Julian Grenier will be discussing ideas from Successful Early Years Oftsed Inspections in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.

Closing the Vocabulary Gap

Closing the Vocabulary Gap

  • Author: Alex Quigley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351624539
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 204
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As teachers grapple with the challenge of a new, bigger and more challenging school curriculum, at every key stage and phase, success can feel beyond our reach. But what if there were 50,000 small solutions to help us bridge that gap? In Closing the Vocabulary Gap, Alex Quigley explores the increased demands of an academic curriculum and how closing the vocabulary gap between our ‘word poor’ and ‘word rich’ students could prove the vital difference between school failure and success. This must-read book presents the case for teacher-led efforts to develop students' vocabulary and provides practical solutions for teachers across the curriculum, incorporating easy-to-use tools, resources and classroom activities. Grounded in the very best available evidence into reading development and vocabulary acquisition, Closing the Vocabulary Gap sets out to: help teachers understand the vital role of vocabulary in all learning; share what every teacher needs to know about reading (but was afraid to ask); unveil the intriguing history of words and exactly how they work; reveal the elusive secrets to achieve spelling success; provide strategies for vocabulary development for all teachers of every subject and phase. With engaging anecdotes from the author’s extensive personal teaching experience woven throughout, as well as accessible summaries of relevant research, Alex Quigley has written an invaluable resource suitable for classroom teachers across all phases, literacy leaders and senior leadership teams who wish to close the vocabulary gap.