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Martin Burrett

39 new special free schools to open in England - 0 views

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    "Thousands of new school places are being created for children with special educational needs or those facing additional challenges in mainstream education, providing tailored support to help children thrive. Every region in the country will benefit from a new school, which include 37 special free schools and two alternative provision free schools. This will create around 3,500 additional school places, boosting choice for parents and providing specialist support and education for pupils with complex needs such as autism, severe learning difficulties or mental health conditions, and those who may have been or are at risk of being excluded from mainstream schools."
Martin Burrett

Schools key to successful integration of child refugees - 0 views

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    "Schools can provide the ideal environment to improve integration and reduce the difficulties faced by refugee children in Western asylum countries, according to a new study from psychologists at City, University of London. The research, which involved speaking to refugees who had arrived in England and Denmark as children, highlights that schools can provide safe and stable setting where refugee children can develop meaningful and constructive connections to peers, teachers and other professionals, as well as being a place in which discrimination, racism and stigmatisation can be actively countered."
Martin Burrett

Building meaningful relationships in schools by @pruman21 - 2 views

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    From September, I am starting a new role. I am going to be a year group leader for year 5. This has come about relatively quickly since my return from mainstream and so I have spent some time over the summer reflecting on my practice and how I am going to develop and inspire the people I work with. One of those people is an NQT. My sister is also starting her first post as an NQT in another school. After speaking on the phone for half an hour this morning, I realised that some of the stuff that I was saying to her is probably some of the stuff that I will be saying to the NQT I will be working with...
Martin Burrett

England Schools told to monitor pupils' web use - UKEdChat.com - 1 views

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    All schools in England are being told to filter inappropriate content and teach pupils about staying safe including online harm. Plans unveiled by the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan will require all schools to put in place strengthened measures to protect children from harm online - including cyber bullying, pornography and the risk of radicalisation.
C CC

Behaviour in Schools - 3 views

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    Edtech to help improve behaviour in schools
C CC

UKEdMag: The Outdoor Classroom - Let's get Growing Schools - 5 views

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    Get pupils outdoors
Martin Burrett

Exploring the Blue Sky - 7 views

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    Blog post exploring the opportunities for professional development
Rick Beach

AP Classes Are a Scam - John Tierney - The Atlantic - 9 views

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    How AP courses enhance stratification within schools between AP versus non-AP courses.
Vicki Davis

What new research on extended school day says - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post - 5 views

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    Extending the school day may not have the benefits that some claim, especially since we're just giving kids more same-old same-old instruction time. This article from the Washington Post is worth a read. "But the extended day approach being implemented in many schools as a result of the department's push to increase instructional time  falls short.  It largely ignores the deep body of research on what makes effective expanded learning.   Instead, too many schools are merely adding another hour or so of regular class time onto the school day.  Not surprisingly, two very recent studies suggest we might not accomplish much with this approach to improving schools. "
Suzie Nestico

Organizational Climate Index Tool - 6 views

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    Survey tool and formula to analyze school climate amongst faculty
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