500 Tips for School Improvement

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Education - 124 pages
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Improvement is one of the major issues facing schools, brought about by public and political pressure and the schools' awareness that they have to demonstrate that they are effective learning organizations. Management competence must evolve at the same time as staff development and training. The authors provide practical advice on all aspects of school management and individual effectiveness.
 

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Contents

How To Use This Book
1
Acknowledgements
3
Managing School Improvement
4
Initiating school improvement
6
Managing change
8
Arriving at a Statement of Principles
10
Undertaking a whole school review
12
Developing whole school planning
14
Assessment And Evaluation
40
Devising clear approaches and purposes for assessment
42
From principles to practice
44
Managing assessment
46
TIPS FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
48
Using feedback to enhance learning
50
Involving pupils in assessment to improve learning
54
Staff Development
57

Targetsetting
16
Devising management policies and structures
18
Managing learning within departments
20
Effective Teaching And Learning
22
Planning and preparation
24
Learning and teaching strategies
26
Using IT in the classroom
28
Improving classroom organisation and management
30
Managing relationships
32
Using a variety of approaches and materials
34
Fostering pupil involvement and motivation
36
Matching the work to pupils developing ability
38
Providing guidance counselling and training for staff
58
Devising staff development policies
60
Fostering motivation of staff
62
Mentoring new members of staff
64
Action planning for development
66
Linking school and staff development policies
68
Performance assessment or performance tracking
70
Developing Skills For School Improvement
72
Giving feedback to pupils and colleagues
86
Choosing and using external trainers
100
Maximising the effectiveness of appraisal
114
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Sally Brown is Director of Member's Services at the Institute of Teaching and Learning and has written extensively on Higher Education.

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