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National Middle Schools' Forum 2006 Annual Conference


‘Leading for the Future’ - 9th to 11th October, 2006,

The Robinson Centre, Wyboston, Bedfordshire


Conference reports and materials


Conference Opening address Malcolm Newsam, Director of Children's Services, Bedfordshire County Council

Presentation from the opening address to the conference in which Malcolm Newsam set some important challenges for the Forum and its middle schools in the coming years.


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Connected Leadership, Extended schools and ECM , Maggie Farrar, Operational Director, ECM and Standards, NCSL


Keynote address which considers issues for leadership connected to the ECM and extended schools agendas.


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Models of School Leadership for the Future - Sian Carr, Operational Director, Stakeholders and Networks, NCSL

NCSL would like to invite school leaders to join its Leadership Network. For further information please see the invitation to join at the foot of this page.

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Middle schools and the new inspection framework - the first yearNigel Wyatt, Executive Officer, NMSF

An analysis of the first year of middle school inspection reports under the New Inspection Framework


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The Condensed Key Stage 3 - John Kime - St. Edwards CE Middle School, Staffs


A presentation from John Kime, headteacher of one of the middle schools in the Two Year Key Stage 3 project.


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The bedfordshire intensive support programme and pupil tracking software - Geoff Bent (Beds A&I Service), The Bedfordshire PNS  


Information about the Bedfordshire system for supporting middle schools in intensive support and associated software system for tracking individual pupil progress from Year 4 to Year 6.


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Involving children and young people in personalised Learning - Brian Roberts, Bedforshire School Improvement Partnership.


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Leading for the Future - Sarah Barnes, Sandwich Technology College


A thought provoking work in which teachers are empowered to take charge of thier of professional development

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An architect’s view of Building Schools for the Future - Nicolas Tye

Where did the design go? An architects perspective on school design.


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The Talking Wall


Summary of the issues and questions discussed in the closing session of the conference - download



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An invitation to join NCSL’s Leadership Network in your region


The National College for School Leadership would like to invite you to register for membership of its Leadership Network. Membership is currently free of charge and is open to all school leaders able to join the Network on behalf of their schools. As a national network with nine regional networks across the country the Leadership Network represents school leaders from all phases as active members of NCSL, contributing to leadership learning and drawing policy issues from professional practice. This autumn the Network’s events programme will focus on ‘leading learning’ and is designed to enable network members to share in the latest thinking and practice of school leaders nationwide. Starting on 1 November and concluding on 7 December with two alternative dates and venues for you to choose from in your region. These events will provide you with an opportunity to connect with school leaders in your local area, contribute to identifying the agenda for future network activity in your region and take away lots of practical ideas to inform the leadership of learning in your school. For more information or to register online as a member of NCSL’s Leadership Network please visit www.ncsl.org.uk/leadershipnetwork or email ln@ncsl.org.uk