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10 reasons not to panic ahead of Sats results http://ow.ly/PeIhn
Don’t panic. If they're worse than expected, look carefully at whether an appeal is a good idea. If you think there's something wrong with the way the papers were marked – or if there has been a clerical error, such as marks being added together incorrectly – then this is definitely an option. Appeal applications must be made by a headteacher or delegated senior member of staff by Friday July 17 through the NCA tools website.  Schools will be not...
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hat keeps me awake at night – What message does prom for 11-year-olds give out?
I have been thinking, once again, about the values we are promoting when we hold our annual “prom night” for Year 6 pupils (aged 10-11). In fact, I have recently found myself questioning the whole event. Should we run it at all? If we do, how can we make sure it is appropriate for the age group? The reason for my reluctance is not that I object to a celebration of Year 6 leaving, but rather the notion of a “prom” as the best way of doing this. 
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Formal testing of pupils on the rise as schools prepare for new cliff-edge exams http://ow.ly/Pc1Ba
Pupils are facing a significant increase in formal testing throughout their time at secondary school, it has emerged, as a leading academic warns of the “dangerous” unreliability of such assessment.  According to the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), the government’s GCSE and A-level reforms have sparked a “big shift” towards the use of more internal formal exams for all year groups in secondaries. Under the qualfication reforms, ...
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Pupils are facing a significant increase in formal testing throughout their time at secondary school, it has emerged, as a leading academic warns of the “dangerous” unreliability of such assessment.  According to the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), the government’s GCSE and A-level reforms have sparked a “big shift” towards the use of more internal formal exams for all year groups in secondaries. Under the qualfication reforms, ...
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Schools minister: 'There is no recruitment crisis' http://ow.ly/P8kKt
There is no teacher recruitment crisis, schools minister Nick Gibb insisted this week, provoking “serious alarm” among headteachers who are struggling to find staff. In his first education interview since the general election, Mr Gibb was asked by TES about school leaders’ increasing difficulty in filling teaching jobs. “I don’t believe there is a crisis,” he said. “There’s a challenge and we’re managing the challenge.” His comments came just two...
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'Let’s celebrate, not denigrate our schools' http://ow.ly/OTnQQ
There is in this country a prevailing narrative of education being a broken, failing system that needs to be fixed. Not a day goes by, it seems, without someone taking a swipe at schools and teachers.
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Looking for creative ideas for #ChildrensBookWeek? Look no further than our @pinterest board http://ow.ly/PdETf
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TES editor @AnnMroz: 'If academies are the future for schools, let's get on with it' http://ow.ly/Pc1KM
At last, after some seven weeks of our new government, we have a definition of a “coasting” school. That’s the good news. The bad news is that hundreds of schools will be swept into this category and could be turned into academies. What’s worse is that they probably won’t be the ones that need to improve.
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How to remain calm when managing staff goodbyes, by Geoff Barton http://ow.ly/Pc1y7
Teachers are defined by routines and rituals. Our days are measured in lessons and breaktimes, punctuated by clanging Pavlovian bells. Our weeks are counted out in teaching allocations, briefings and meetings, plus sporadic “non--contact” periods, before the sweet relief of a Friday night kicks in. Our years are cyclical – punctuated by training days, parents’ evenings, concerts, non-uniform days and suchlike. 
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Hundreds of 'good' primary schools could be classed as 'coasting' ow.ly/P9A8v
Three-fifths of the primary schools likely to be classed as “coasting” – and therefore subject to government intervention and possible forced academy conversion – have been rated good or better by Ofsted, analysis suggests.
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What keeps me awake at night – If we pressure parents, they might just snap http://ow.ly/OTu5c
Gemma was crying. It turned out that the previous evening her mother had not had time to read with her. As a result she was in floods of tears in the playground, fearing she would be “left behind”.
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Embrace the truths of Judo to beat bad behaviour http://ow.ly/OTnPb
Have you ever considered using the ancient Japanese art of judo to manage pupil behaviour? Christian Pountain, head of RE and director of spirituality at a secondary school in Lancashire, has – and he says it can be incredibly effective.
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