An Essential Guide to Improving Attendance in your School

Author: Ken Reid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134661800
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In this engaging book Professor Ken Reid focuses on the needs of school professionals and leaders, providing them with workable, achievable solutions to radically reducing their truancy rates. As well as discussing the importance of regular attendance and the importance of sound leadership, Professor Reid provides: A highly effective whole school strategy for use in both primary and secondary schools Checklists on good practice Early intervention strategies Advice on using attendance panels Guidance on effective monitoring schemes Supporting throughout with case-studies, sample letters, reports, attendance calendars and action plans, this book will be an essential staff-room resource for head teachers, deputy head teachers, teachers and any educational professional eager to raise standards for all.

Managing and Improving School Attendance and Behaviour

Author: Ken Reid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317312074
Format: PDF, Docs
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This new book on school attendance and behaviour brings an international flavour to the field, with contributions on some of the latest empirical research and thinking from around the world. It includes contributions from Canada and the USA, Hong Kong, Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Some of the interesting, wide-ranging, and often unique topics covered in the book include: truancy and well-being, disaffection, pupil absenteeism, social mediation, aggression in primary schools, bullying, emotional barriers to learning, behaviour management training, exclusion, reintegration, the role of educational psychologists, and ethnic diversity and classroom disruption in the context of migration policies. The book should prove both helpful and useful for a wide range of professionals, students, and academics, across a wide range of educational, care, and social policy disciplines. This book was originally published as a special issue of Educational Studies.

Managing School Attendance

Author: Ken Reid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135009449
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teachers and governments all agree that if you wish to raise educational standards then it’s imperative to improve school attendance, and yet an average of around ten per cent of secondary pupils are missing school on a daily basis. Despite governments around the globe trying to address this situation, any improvements have been negligible and improvements in school attendance have been stubbornly hard to achieve. As an internationally recognised expert on this topic, Professor Ken Reid offers workable, practical solutions to help schools improve attendance and to reduce non-attendance and truancy at government level, school and local authority level, individual pupil level and at the family level. Underpinned by the very latest research, but expanded upon with an accessible, practitioner focus, the issues covered by this topical text include: The causes of non-attendance and truancy Successful interventions and the evidence from research Reflections on the attempts to find national solutions Implementing home-school solutions An agenda for the future Supporting throughout with case-studies and workable solutions to the most demanding of situations, this book will be essential reading for head teachers, deputy head teachers, teachers and any educational professional eager to raise standards for all.

A Guide to School Attendance

Author: Ben Whitney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135226814
Format: PDF
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Improving school attendance remains a contentious topic and is a high priority for the DCFS, local authorities and schools. Thousands of sessions are missed every day; a waste of money, resources and, most of all, of opportunity. A school’s practice is now subject to scrutiny as never before, with targets and standard procedures required. A Guide to School Attendance provides a detailed practical guide for school leaders and managers, teachers, Education Welfare Officers and other attendance workers in schools and local authorities. New Registration Regulations have been force since September 2006. All state-maintained schools have a legal duty to combat unauthorised absence, to maintain a twice-daily attendance record for every pupil and have attendance policies and procedures ready for OFSTED inspections. These should define everyday practice in all schools but are not always widely known about by those on the front-line. Ben Whitney draws together twenty years of education welfare experience to provide a wealth of ideas to benefit any school. The book provides: summaries of the legal requirements extended case studies Question and Answer sections group work activities model policies and procedures

Improving Behaviour And Attendance At School

Author: Hallam , Susan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335222420
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book draws together research and practice to uncover the complexities of improving behaviour and attendance in school and offers a range of practical solutions aimed at tackling behavioural issues and its prevention for schools, teachers, non-teaching staff, and those working to support them in Local Authorities.

A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories

Author: Matthew Lynch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113658904X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Educational administrators know that leadership requires hundreds of judgments each day that require a sensitivity and understanding of various leadership strategies. Bridging the gap between the academic and practical world, A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories provides an exploration of ten dominant leadership strategies to give school leaders a solid basis in theory and practical application. Demonstrating the advantages and drawbacks of each theory, readers are encouraged to discover the most appropriate strategy, or combination of strategies, that will best enable their school to achieve positive results. Each Chapter Includes: Introductory vignettes grounding the leadership theory in practice Discussion of the history, development, and utility of the strategy Research findings for further exploration of the theory End-of-chapter questions and activities designed to connect theory to practice This book is essential reading for aspiring and practicing school leaders who wish to have a better understanding of their leadership role. Providing a focused, up-to-date introduction to the current themes and dimensions of educational leadership, A Guide to Effective School Leadership Theories presents all the tools necessary to analyze and implement effective leadership in readers’ own settings.

New Teacher Orientation

Author: Aspen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780834204584
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This essential guide to orientation for principals and school administrators offers real-life examples of successful orientation programs to help you take the guesswork out of planning. Not only will you learn how to make new teachers feel welcome, you'll find problem-solving tips and techniques to help them stay on track and enthusiastic throughout the year. In addition, checklists and forms are provided to help make the planning process hassle-free for you. Complete with materials to hand out to new teachers, this is the only resource you'll need to get off to a good start every year!

Engaging Families in Schools

Author: Nicola S. Morgan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317238621
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Engaging Families in Schools is a practical resource that provides strategies and ideas that will contribute to the effective engagement of families and the involvement of parents in their child’s education. Parental engagement with school staff has a significant and very positive impact on children’s learning, and strategies presented have been extensively trialled in a variety of different settings. Nicola S. Morgan shows school staff how to understand the importance of family engagement and evidence the outcomes. This book has been split into ten easily accessible units: Understanding the importance of parent engagement Using whole-school strategies to engage parents The role of the family engagement officer Engaging all parents Engaging Dads Engaging multicultural parents Difficult to engage parents Working with parents to improve student attainment Working with parents to improve behaviour and attendance Working with parents of children with additional needs This is a must-read guide for teaching and non teaching staff who wishes to bridge the gap between their student’s school and family life and understand the effects of positive family engagement.

School Management

Author: M. Dash & Neena Dash
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126909063
Format: PDF, Docs
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Management Is The Primary Force Within Any Organization Which Coordinates The Activities Of Various Systems In Relation To Its Objectives. A School Being A Social Organization With Specified Objectives, The School Management Means The Use Of People And Other Resources To Accomplish The Objectives Of The School.School Management Has Two Major Aspects Internal Management Which Covers Issues Like Admission, Management Of Library, Laboratory, Building, Physical, Material And Financial Resources, Etc. And External Management Which Covers Relations With The Community And Outside Agencies Connected With The Establishment And Functioning Of The School. School Management Is A Cooperative Human Endeavour And Requires The Cooperation Of Teachers, Parents, Students, Community Members And Local Administration For Smooth Functioning. Though Computers Are Now Increasingly Used In The Management Process, It Is Human Element Which Is The Key To All Effective Management.The Present Book Is Designed As Per The New Syllabus On School Management, And Is Intended For Use By The B.Ed. Students Of Indian Universities. It Contains Conceptual Discussion On School Management, Participatory And Non Participatory Management And Management Of Various Resources. It Studies Management Approaches And Decision-Making. The Book Includes Discussions On The Physical Infrastructure Of The School In Terms Of Adequacy, Availability And Utilization Along With Scores Of Other Issues Like Space Management, Delegation Of Authority, Accountability, Teacher Coordination, Liaison With Outside Agencies Including The Respective State Education Board, Etc.Besides The Students And Teachers Of School Management, The Book Will Prove Extremely Useful To The Managements Of Various Schools Across India And Different Functionaries In Education Boards, Departments And Agencies Related Directly Or Indirectly With Education And School Management.