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Extended Schools 2.0 - how to make an extended school day/year into something really valuable. -
By Loic Menzies - LKMco Director On the 24th of June 2010, the government published statistics showing that 98% of schools in England were now providing the full core of ‘extended services’ including “A varied range of before and after school activities including study support in a safe place to be for primary and secondary schools”. Since then talk has been of a rather...
Question #6 - What rule best predicts teacher ‘behaviour’ ratings of pupils? -
By Anna Trethewey - Senior Associate In all my time as a teacher, what was the topic that received the most staffroom discussion? Pupil behaviour. And Saturday’s Touchpaper Party was no exception. The difference at the weekend was that my group (Loic Menzies, David Weston and myself) were trying to answer the question above. We drafted a model and formula (explanations to...
The Importance of Evangelism - Notes on the first Touchpaper party -
By Loic Menzies - LKMco Director This is just a quick note/call to arms, rather than a blog and comes out of a post-Touchpaper-pub chat yesterday: Katherine Richardson and I were talking about how much more interesting the day was compared to traditional CPD sessions and decided it was time to get evangelical. During the Touchpaper party we worked on questions that...
“Schools should not appoint governors unless they are likely to be good governors” – Shock announcement set to transform schools (not). -
By Loic Menzies - LKMco Director A couple of years ago Governance was top of the agenda with several reports published and regular conversations taking place about how to improve the quality of governing bodies. Since then things have gone a bit quiet but it has been no secret that governance remained a priority for Lord Nash. It is therefore good to see that governance...

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