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Shared Services: Policy context

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  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
Defining what shared services are is vital to understand the approaches that work best in services for children and young people and whether there is scope for this to grow.

Leadership: Delivering good supervision

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  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Good supervision is vital to ensure young people receive services from trained and supported staff and also helps practitioners develop professionally and deal with the pressures of work.

Leadership: Staff motivation and retention

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  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
All children's services teams face the challenge of keeping staff turnover low against a landscape of tight budgets, so it is essential employers master the skills to retain, motivate and reward employees.

Schools need proper scrutiny to guard against malpractice

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  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
One of the problems of democracy is that leaders have views on many issues, and citizens don't always agree with all of the policies of "their" party or their government. So, I find myself supporting the principle of the new national funding formula for schools while deeply opposing the academisation programme.

Better speech and language services

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  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Speech and language services ensure children keep up with their learning, but cuts have hit provision hard. Joe Lepper looks at how some councils and partners are managing to deliver successful services.

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