Key Issues for Secondary Schools by Michael Farrell

By Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell offers an exam of the most concerns affecting secondary colleges and the consequences for secondary schooling. The source comprises info on accreditation of students, careers schooling and suggestions, self-discipline, management and administration and transition from fundamental to secondary school.By utilizing the A-Z structure, he tackles the problems in a simple to keep on with means. each one part ends with a chain of issues for motion, selective feedback for extra studying and addresses of necessary contacts.Michael Farrell's e-book is meant for quite a lot of humans professionally occupied with schooling, from Headteachers and governors to mattress and PGCE scholars. it's a reference publication that no secondary university might be with out.

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With the national value-added system in place, pupils’ prior attainment can be used to form benchmark groups. The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) uses prior attainment profiles in which schools are benchmarked according to the percentage of pupils reaching a certain level. It also still benchmarks against the percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals. Free school meals is the strongest indicator at school level, and prior attainment at pupil level. So it is important that schools are compared on background factors which appear to have a real influence of pupil attainments otherwise the approach falls at the first hurdle.

Under the Education Act 1998, all schools in England should have in place measures to prevent all forms of bullying among pupils. An anti-bullying policy, staff vigilance and plenty of activities to occupy the pupils constructively are all likely to help reduce bullying although no school can be complacent or assume that they have eradicated the problem. It is important that the school is clear what its response is to bullying and that the procedures are clear to teachers, pupils and parents. The school should be unequivocal in conveying the message that bullying is wrong.

Any person, including a teacher, may apply for an Emergency Protection Order. A Care Order placing a child under the care of the local authority may be made under the Children Act 1998. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) or a local authority may bring care proceedings through a Family Proceedings Court. When a Care Order is current, a local authority has certain rights and duties in relation to the child. These include the duty to decide where the child is placed.

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