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Reading the signals

The government recently unveiled proposals for a ‘reading MOT’. Former headteacher Ruth Miskin discusses techniques for improving literacy rates and examines how to prevent children slipping through the reading net


Are lesson observations raising standards?

The government is calling for headteachers to observe more lessons as a way of driving up standards. Former headteacher Chris Quigley looks at the current techniques in place and asks if we are monitoring the right things


Keeping schools secure

School security is a vital issue for leadership teams to consider. Emma Lee-Potter finds out that it is all about striking the right balance


A passion for learning

Robin Hood Junior and Infant School, a primary school in Birmingham, has been supporting children using negotiated learning concepts. Headteacher, Richard Hunter, explains a little more about the programme


Deciphering data protection laws

Is your school meeting its obligations under the Data Protection Act? Law expert Paula Williamson looks at the new tougher penalties for breaching data protection law and what schools need to do to get compliant

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