Excellence in Education: The Making of Great Schools / Edition 2

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Overview

A thorough examination of the characteristics' belonging to a high-performing school, this book is written by the Chairman of the Specialist Schools Trust and the education advisor to the Prime Minister, Tony Blair. It draws on numerous case studies of successful schools, as well as showing how previously failing schools have been turned around. Looking at such areas as leadership, staffing, target-setting, discipline and order, curriculum innovation and individual learning, the book offers a blueprint to head teachers and others trying to develop excellent schools.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843124023
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/8/2006
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
What makes a great school?
Starting out: the transition from primary to secondary school
The drive for continuous improvement
How to turn around a failing school
Accountability, transparency and choice: the value of specialism
Using data to improve performance
Teamwork: teachers, trainees and teaching assistants
Broad and balanced learning
Term times, timetables and changing classrooms
Discipline and attendance
Inspection and audit
Provision for children with special educational needs
Schools helping schools: the value of partnerships
Turning the rhetoric of school choice into reality
Lessons from abroad
Good schools manage their finances well and learn how to raise sponsorship
How information communications technology can improve learning
Can we transform our schools?
Appendix 1: How to calculate the value added of a secondary school
Appendix 2: Survey of best practice in leading specialist schools
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