• Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      March 2012

      The Perfect Ofsted Inspection

      by Jackie Beere

      Building on the success of The Perfect (Ofsted) Lesson, this book demonstrates through exemplary case studies how to get the very best from your Ofsted inspection. Heads and middle leaders who have managed to show their school off in the best possible light share their top tips for making your inspection an opportunity rather than a threat. Telling the story of your school effectively, showing how the data really represents your school and helping your middle leaders show how they are working towards ‘continuous improvement’ are just a few of the essential aspects of preparation for the inspection. Writing an incisive SEF that exemplifies your spiralling success and which demonstrates your capacity for improvement is still essential for gaining an ‘outstanding’ result. This book will help prepare you and your staff to be confident and impressive in every lesson visited by the inspection team and will empower your senior leaders and governors to demonstrate outstanding leadership. Written in Jackie Beere’s pragmatic style with a wealth of practical advice from many contributors this book will deliver the essential tips for making inspection work for your school.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      November 2006

      Safety, Risk and Adventure in Outdoor Activities

      by Barton, Bob

      Drawing on the author's own experience as an expert mountaineer, instructor and consultant, this practical guide shows how adventurous outdoor activities can be provided to acceptable standards of safety.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      August 2008

      Safe & Secure Schools

      27 Strategies for Prevention and Intervention

      by Brunner, Judy M.

      Make a difference in school safety and security with these practical, realistic strategies! This timely resource for new, veteran, and aspiring school administrators offers cost-effective techniques for creating a safe environment for students, staff, and the community. The authors use their experience in education and law enforcement to show how administrators can combine the need for a secure campus with the desire to maintain an open and welcoming school. Educators will find recommendations that can: Help prevent or minimize a potential crisis Facilitate a stronger, more informed response when needed Allow a school to recover and return to normalcy

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      May 2006

      Promoting Personal Safety in PSHE

      by Harries, Jane

      Based on work done in secondary schools by the NSPCC, this PSHE curriculum resource gives young people the information and skills necessary to keep themselves 'safe'. Focusing on personal safety, the book addresses key issues such as: o emotional health and well-being o the ability to access help and support o family, social and sexual relationships. Each section contains a comprehensive facilitator's guide. Developed in consultation with young people, this lively and interactive resource provides them with the information and the vital skills to deal with the difficult situations they face.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      November 2006

      Safety, Risk and Adventure in Outdoor Activities

      by Barton, Bob

      Drawing on the author's own experience as an expert mountaineer, instructor and consultant, this practical guide shows how adventurous outdoor activities can be provided to acceptable standards of safety.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      August 2007

      Promoting Health in Schools

      A Practical Guide for Teachers & School Nurses Working with Children Aged 3 to 11

      by Croghan, Emma

      Covering all aspects of health and well being including physical, emotional and social health, this book will help schools to encourage children to make positive life choices. It links directly to Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and the National Healthy Schools Standard. Packed with activities and photocopiable resources, including examples of good practice, this book offers practical guidance in all areas of PSHE, from dealing with bullying and family disharmony, to advice on hygiene and risk assessment.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      August 2008

      Safe & Secure Schools

      27 Strategies for Prevention and Intervention

      by Brunner, Judy M.

      Make a difference in school safety and security with these practical, realistic strategies! This timely resource for new, veteran, and aspiring school administrators offers cost-effective techniques for creating a safe environment for students, staff, and the community. The authors use their experience in education and law enforcement to show how administrators can combine the need for a secure campus with the desire to maintain an open and welcoming school. Educators will find recommendations that can: Help prevent or minimize a potential crisis Facilitate a stronger, more informed response when needed Allow a school to recover and return to normalcy

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      April 2011

      Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning

      by Trump, Kenneth S.

      An all-in-one resource for keeping students safe Author Kenneth S. Trump has dedicated his career to making schools safer, and his book delivers school security solutions in a concise and straightforward manner. He provides an overview of school security and nuts-and-bolts strategies for preventing violence and preparing for crises. Hot topics covered include: Bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment After-school, transportation, and athletic event security Managing media and parent communications on safety and crises Practical, cost-effective security and preparedness within tight budgets The author's companion website keeps readers current with breaking news and interactive dialogue.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      April 2009

      Leadership Strategies for Safe Schools

      by Barton, Elizabeth A.

      This second edition guides principals through the process of creating a proactive, student-centered school safety program and offers new case studies, vignettes, and strategies.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      May 2007

      Toward Successful School Crisis Intervention

      9 Key Issues

      by Jaksec, Charles M., III

      Prompts crisis intervention team members to reevaluate their beliefs and practices, and offers illustrative vignettes, helpful tips, and discussion questions to guide reflection and action.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      July 2003

      Health Problems in the Classroom 6-12

      An A-Z Reference Guide for Educators

      by Huffman, Dolores M.; Fontaine, Karen Lee; Price, Bernadette K.

      This unique A-Z guide provides at-a-glance medical information about 150 illnesses, injuries, and medical conditions that affect adolescents in middle schools and high schools, providing details about signs and symptoms, attendance, medications, and more.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      March 2003

      Health Problems in the Classroom PreK-6

      An A-Z Reference Guide for Educators

      by Huffman, Dolores M.; Fontaine, Karen Lee; Price, Bernadette K.

      This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide includes detailed information on 130 common disorders, covering signs and symptoms, primary groups affected, attendance guidelines, medications, and much more.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      December 2003

      Sexual Exploitation in Schools

      How to Spot It and Stop It

      by Shoop, Robert J.

      Shoop identifies the early warning signs of sexual abuse in schools, demonstrating the critical need to implement strategies so students are protected while also learning how to protect themselves.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      April 2009

      Leadership Strategies for Safe Schools

      by Barton, Elizabeth A.

      Students learn best when they are in a safe and supportive environment. Elizabeth A. Barton guides principals, administrators, and teachers through the process of creating a proactive, student-centered school safety program. Updated to reflect current research, especially related to marginalized students, the second edition of Leadership Strategies for Safe Schools offers new case studies, vignettes, and strategies from needs assessment to program evaluation, and provides detailed information about how to implement programs for: Character education and development Conflict resolution Peer mediation Diversity education Empower your students through educational experiences that help them gain respect for cultural differences, practice enhanced problem-solving skills, and build healthier social relationships in and out of the classroom.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      April 2011

      Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning

      by Trump, Kenneth S.

      This is major revision of Ken Trump's two books combines Practical School Security and Classroom Killers into one new book. This new book provides a well-thought-out, thorough guide to creating and implementing a workable safety and security plan for your school. The author covers all aspects of making (and keeping) a school safe and secure including internal school security, physical security, and the use of drug-sniffing dogs and metal detectors. He provides practical, realistic advice you can use to make your school safer. Included are ideas for working with community leaders, police, parents, businesses, and political officials to improve school and community safety and security. New topics include: - Complete discussion of school emergency preparedness - Bullying, harassment, hazing - Major legislation, i.e. state mandates for various anti-bullying, security and safety activities, and new technology for safety

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      May 2006

      Promoting Personal Safety in PSHE

      by Harries, Jane

      Based on work done in secondary schools by the NSPCC, this PSHE curriculum resource gives young people the information and skills necessary to keep themselves 'safe'. Focusing on personal safety, the book addresses key issues such as: o emotional health and well-being o the ability to access help and support o family, social and sexual relationships. Each section contains a comprehensive facilitator's guide. Developed in consultation with young people, this lively and interactive resource provides them with the information and the vital skills to deal with the difficult situations they face.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      November 2006

      Safety, Risk and Adventure in Outdoor Activities

      by Barton, Bob

      '"Bureaucracy is the reason for the decline in school trips". A statement often quoted. But it is a myth that there is a decline in school visits... It's competent people, not paperwork, that make visits safer' - Ian Park, ex-Chairman, Outdoor Education Advisers' Panel 'Every man and woman who is involved in the development or education of young people - however slightly - should be chained to one of the Barns of Bynack and not released until they have read this book cover to cover' - Alan Bantick, wildlife conservationist, lecturer, photographer and guide 'Bob Barton's balanced and well though out book will help anyone involved with the planning and management of outdoor activities for young people. Bob explores the issues that need to be considered when developing and implementing outdoor policies and procedures, in an interesting and though provoking style, drawing on his wealth of outdoor experience' - Peter Westgarth, Chief Executive, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award 'This book fills a gap which sorely needed filling. The safety versus adventure debate is discussed in a thoroughly refreshing way and should inspire a new generation of teachers and youth workers to take their charges into the great outdoors. The book should be required reading for every Health and Safety Officer throughout the land to improve their understanding of what Adventure Educators are trying to achieve' - Doug Jones, County Officer, Outdoor Education and Adventure Activities, Bedfordshire County Council 'A distillation of years of experience in adventure activities and an essential guide to getting the proper balance between adventure and safety' - Nick Barrett, Chief Executive of the Outward Bound Trust Providers of outdoor education must strike the right balance between adventure and security. Effective risk management enables providers to deliver lasting educational value without breaching their moral and legal duties of care. This practical guide shows how genuinely adventurous outdoor activities can be provided to acceptable standards of safety. Drawing on the author's own experience as an expert mountaineer, instructor and consultant, the systems and processes of successful outdoor adventure are clearly explained using real life examples and case studies. Bob Barton is Safety Adviser to the Outward Bound Trust and works as a consultant on the management of adventure activities.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      August 2007

      Promoting Health in Schools

      A Practical Guide for Teachers & School Nurses Working with Children Aged 3 to 11

      by Croghan, Emma

      Covering all aspects of health and wellbeing including physical, emotional and social health, this book will help schools to encourage children to make positive life choices. It links directly to Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and the National Healthy Schools Standard, and there are lots of: - photocopiable resources - lesson plans - case studies of good practice - useful forms, which can be adapted to suit your setting. This book is full of practical guidance on all aspects of PSHE, including dealing with bullying and family disharmony, and how to encourage good hygiene. Drawing directly from her experience as a school nurse and independent nurse consultant, Emma Croghan provides a clear framework for teachers, school nurses and education professionals to work together. Headteachers, class teachers, School Nurses and PSHE Co-ordinators wishing to attain the National Healthy Schools Standard will find this book essential reading.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      May 2007

      Toward Successful School Crisis Intervention

      9 Key Issues

      by Jaksec, Charles M., III

      Despite their best and frequently heroic efforts, school crisis intervention teams continue to find themselves unprepared for the many and varied tragedies they face. The recent school shootings in Bailey, Colorado, and Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania; the tragedies of Hurricane Katrina and 9-11; and especially the everyday threats to the health of staff and students are increasingly underscoring the need for rethinking crisis intervention services in schools. This new book from Charles M. Jaksec III, a longtime school social worker and crisis intervention team member, is a call to current and future crisis intervention team members to do things differently. The book does not provide readers with a step-by-step plan for responding to a crisis from beginning to end, as so many existing books have done. Instead, it brings ten critical issues to the attention of all those currently and potentially involved in the provision of intervention services. One by one, Jaksec points out why these issues have obstructed intervention efforts, and offers suggestions for how teams can proactively and effectively address them early in, and continuously throughout, the school year. This short guide invites school counselors, school psychologists, nurses, principals, teachers, and all those who may serve on intervention teams to reevaluate their beliefs and practices. Blending relevant research with personal experience, Jaksec makes a compelling case for the issues that must be considered to make schools and students ready for the various difficulties that will confront them. An ideal book study for intervention teams, Toward Successful School Crisis Intervention offers numerous tips and discussion questions for individual and group reflection and planning.

    • Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)
      August 2008

      Safe & Secure Schools

      27 Strategies for Prevention and Intervention

      by Brunner, Judy M.; Lewis, Dennis K.;

      Provide for school safety and security with practical, realistic strategies that can make a difference! This timely resource for new, veteran, and aspiring school administrators offers cost-effective techniques to create a safe school environment for students, staff, and the community. The authors use their experience in education and law enforcement to show how administrators can combine the need for secure campuses with the desire to maintain an open and welcoming environment. Educators will find recommendations that can: help prevent or minimize a potential tragedy; facilitate a stronger, more informed response when needed; allow a school to recover and return to normalcy.

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