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National Middle Schools' Forum 2010 Annual Conference

Celebrating 40 Years of Middle School Education
Looking forward to the next 10 years
Monday October 18th to Tuesday October 19th, 2010
National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services, Nottingham

Key Note Speakers

Tim Rylands - link to resources mentioned by Tim in his presentations - http://linkbun.ch/y2bz

Maggie Farrar - Leading for success - download

Marcus Orlovsky - Word containing links Marcus referred to -  download
                            - Link to site for graphs comparing different countries over time - http://www.gapminder.org/

Celebrating 40 Years of Middle School Eduucation

   - First 40 Years of Middle Schools - A Sourcebook - download

   - PowerPoint - Key questions and issue - History of Middle Schools - download

Middle School Survey 2010

   - Middle School Survey 2010 - Initial Report - download

   - Powerpoint - Some findings from the Middle School Survey 2010 - download

Workshop Sessions

Harlington Area School Trust presentation - download

Embedding APP Establishing Consistency - Alison Keily, Churnet View Middle School - see below APP - Staffordshire presentation

Preconference Papers

Are UK middle schools better for early adolescents than transition into secondary school? A study of two school environments - download

An interesting paper written by Dr Jennifer E. Symonds of University of Cambridge, comparing the experiences of Year 7 pupils in middle school and two tier systems. The conclusions show how attitudes to school are higher in middle schools.

The outcomes of Middle School inspections September 2009 to August 2010 - download

A brief report on the outcome of middle school Ofsted inspections in the first year of the revised inspection framework.

APP - Joint development project between National Strategies and NMSF

Presentations to final conference on 1st October 2010

Summary report - brief details of the work of each of the schools and contact details - download

Central Bedfordshire schools -download
ative approach to implementing APP - Arnold, Ashton & Holmemead Middle Schools

Kirklees - download
Scissett Middle School (10 to 13) /Scissett First School  - A transition project

Northumberland- download
Projects in Berwick and Tweedmouth Middle Schools

Staffordshire - download
Projects in Penkridge, Churnet View and Christ Church Middle Schools