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Case study from Medway LAs project on developing quality through leadership. The project evolved through reflection on the professional development needs of the leaders and managers in the six settings, within the context of the Key Elements of Effective Practice (KEEP). It was aimed at supporting the role of leadership and management in private, voluntary and independent (PVI) settings, through the use of a professional development file.
Case study from Reading LAs project on developing quality through leadership. The scheme encouraged strong leadership and staff development through reflective practice, peer observation and teamwork, which are all recognised as important factors in raising quality.
Introducing the key features and benefits of the following technologies: Wikis, blogs, podcasts, digital video, discussion forums, video screen capture and virtual learning environments.
Teaching Early Years practitioners the principles underpinning effective practice in problem solving, reasoning and numeracy (PSRN).
This level increases understanding about each aspect of PSRN and supports practitioners in developing a learning environment full of opportunities for developing PSRN.
Information about the DCSF International School Award (DCSF ISA), which recognises schools that have begun to integrate global issues and international awareness into their curriculum.
Outlines the contents of the LA trainers' handbook, for example: it contains resources for trainers to use in planning professional development in PSED for practitioners working with children from birth to five, it links the existing PSED training file (Sure Start 2006) to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and it provides some suggestions for strategic use of funding and resources. Ref: 00708-2008 Publication date: October 2008
Professional development materials from the Behaviour and Attendance pilot. They cover: Considering the importance of pupil participation within school life; Exploring the range of opportunities in school to promote pupil participation; Reviewing current school practice in this area; Exploring further opportunities within school for increasing pupil participation and improving relationships, behaviour, attendance and achievement. Ref: 1751-2005 Publication date: September 2005
Enabling practitioners to develop effective partnerships with parents by supporting them in gathering ideas, researching areas for development, evaluating their current practice and planning.
School Improvement: Communication, Language and Literacy Development (CLLD) across Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, North West region
The focus of the case study was to improve progress in, through and out of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), particularly in relation to early language acquisition and early reading.
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- Excellence and enjoyment
- Talk for writing
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- School improvement
- Inclusion development programme
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- Secondary strategy
- Social and Emotional Aspects of Development (SEAD)
- Securing levels in mathematics
- School improvement partners
- Parents as Partners in Early Learning (PPEL)
- Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
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- Communication, Language and Literacy Development (CLLD)
- Intensifying Support programme
- Improving Schools programme
- Support for writing
- Evaluating school performance
- Every child matters
- Gender and achievement
- Primary Framework for Literacy and Mathematics