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Primary leadership programme : strengthening collaborative leadership, improving learning and teaching, and raising attainment in primary schools : information for participating schools

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DfES0274 - 8pp Guidance Curriculum and Standards Headteacher, deputy headteachers; other members of school leadership teams in primary schools Status: Recommended Date of issue: 04-2004 Ref: DfES 0274-2004 Primary National Strategy Primary Leadership Programme Strengthening collaborative leadership, improving learning and teaching, and raising attainment in primary schools Information for participating schools Raising standards Working together Sharing practice © Crown Copyright 2004 Primary Leadership Programme 1 Ref: DfES 0274-2004 About the Leadership Programme In 2004, primary schools in every LEA are being invited to take part in the Leadership Programme, funded by the Primary Strategy and developed with the support of the National College for School Leadership (NCSL). The programme is available to all primary schools including nursery, infant, first and junior schools, as well as special schools in the primary phase. The programme seeks to support schools in improving the leadership of learning and teaching across the school for all children. What are the aims and outcomes of the programme? The Leadership Programme is a key element of the Primary Strategy’s support to improve performance at Key Stages 1 and 2 in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Aims ■ To strengthen collaborative leadership and responsibility for learning and teaching within a school; ■ To provide time for the leadership team of a school, with the support of a local experienced headteacher, to review its curriculum, its staffing and the individual needs of its children; to prioritise where improvements should be made and what steps should be taken to bring these about; and to evaluate the impact of this work; ■ To bring together the expert support and guidance which is available locally to help address the particular issues identified within a school; ■ With an overall ambition for participating schools: To make further improvements in Key Stage 1 and 2 results in English and mathema

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