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THE WEST SUSSEX DEPUTIES NETWORK INCLUSION FORUM

Our thanks to Pepe Erskine, Holy Trinity School, Crawley for hosting the Inclusion forum and writing this blog.  It serves us well to remember Inclusion is increasingly a feature of  a school’s performance measures and inspected judgements both in their own right … Continue reading

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JPD and research informed practice to raise boys achievement

As part of a new series of posts we are reporting back the progress made on the Joint Practice Development Projects that ran last year.  We have sent out details of how you can request a JPD partnership this year with … Continue reading

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Joint Practice Development and Collaboration 2015

Following the wider work of the WSDN last year in seeking to find ways to broaden and deepen collaboration, we have decided to continue this thread in 2015 and offer another opportunity for county wide Joint Practice Development.  It is clear … Continue reading

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Courageous Leadership for Professional Accountability

We were delighted to welcome both Mary Myatt and Chris Moyse to West Sussex last week for our annual Forum on Accountability. Particular thanks to them for their generosity of time and materials, they were exceptionally professional and informative as … Continue reading

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CROSS PHASE COLLABORATION: ASSESSMENT WITHOUT LEVELS AND MASTERY APPROACHES

As part of a new series of posts we are reporting back the progress made on the Joint Practice Development Projects that ran last year.  Shortly we will be sending out details of how you can request a JPD partnership this … Continue reading

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Notes from the Post-16 underground

With no obvious similarities to the dark world of Dostoyevsky (other than a pithy title and some miserable weather) we were instead hoping for rays of sunshine and hope as Sixth Form lead professionals gathered together for the WSDN Sixth … Continue reading

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Values-led leadership in a climate of high stakes accountability: The Reality

It is interesting that as I write this, large numbers of our profession are gathering in Birmingham for the #claimyourcollege meeting with a strong focus emerging about building capacity and taking ownership. It draws me to reflection on the concluding … Continue reading

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A values-led leadership conference for 2015

On November 13th fifty West Sussex Deputy Heads gathered for our annual Leadership Conference. Representing 33 of the 39 secondary schools in West Sussex, both academies and maintained schools; faith and secular; and age ranges between 10-13, 11-16 and 11-18.  … Continue reading

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Values-led leadership in a climate of high stakes accountability?

In preparation for our Annual Leadership Conference this year, our blog serves to raise a series of questions around the central theme of the conference: Is it possible to demonstrate values-led leadership in a climate of high stakes accountability. If … Continue reading

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Sing a Song for Sixpence? Sixth Form Funding 2014-5

Over the last year many schools with sixth forms will have been trying to get their collective heads around the implications of the funding changes. Many will already be au-fait with all of these changes and have their Sixth Form … Continue reading

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