Archives for March 3rd, 2006

GETTING UNDER THE HOOD

Features, PublicNet: 3 March, 2006

By Martyn Goodhand The rising tide of anti-social behviour and the growing use of Anti Social Behaviour orders has led to calls for better management of the counter measures used by all agencies concerned. The author describes how the agencies can share information to take early action and so limit the need for securing more ASBOs.



CALL FOR COMMITMENT TO CHANGE OF ROLE FOR VOLUNTARY SECTOR IN SERVICE PROVISION

Headlines, PublicNet: 3 March, 2006

The government is facing a call to show real commitment to transforming the part that voluntary organisations play in delivering public services rather than simply transferring responsibility for delivery.The National Council for Voluntary Organisations wants to see a systematic plan to improve problem areas in funding and contract negotiation. The call follows the publication of the Public Accounts Committee report ‘Working with the voluntary sector’, which looked into government funding of the voluntary and community sector.

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STRATEGIES TO TACKLE VARIABLE PERFORMANCE WITHIN SCHOOLS TO BE REVEALED

Headlines, PublicNet: 3 March, 2006

A research project has uncovered successful strategies to tackle the problem of the differences in performance between departments within the same school, which has been described as the greatest educational challenge of our time. The project involved head teachers working with the National College for School Leadership.The College says that ‘Within school variation’ was an issue that did not have the clear information to pinpoint it or little idea what to do about it. The research has identified strategies being used successfully by schools and these will be unveiled at a national conference today.

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