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Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection) category. Presented with a red border are the Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Schools inspection (& preparing for inspection) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Food and Health in Early Childhood

Food and Health in Early Childhood

Author: Deborah Albon, Penny Mukherji Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2008

'I believe that [this book] could be of value to practitioners working with birth-five year olds, heads or managers of nurseries, health professionals or students who wish to gain an overview of this subject....I enjoyed reading this book and it literally gave me much food for thought' - Early Years 'This book is a welcome addition and the contributors should be congratulated on the scope and depth they manage to achieve...this book is an interesting read, dealing with a topical, yet complex issue' - Journal of Early Childhood Research 'Food plays a huge part in our lives, and this book looks holistically at its influence, including our emotional as well as physical wellbeing. It provides useful facts on diet and healthy eating guidelines for children under five, school age children, adults and pregnant mothers...There is advice on promoting positive attitudes towards food in an early years setting, along with practical advice and case studies to help practitioners promote heatlhy eating in their settings' - Early Years Update 'This highly readable, thoroughly researched book explores food and eating in an historical, cultural and psychological context and, as public concern about children's nutrition rises, its publication is timely. Food and Health in Early Childhood is a comprehensive, clearly written text enriched with case studies and pertinent reflective activities to consolidate learning' - Angela Underdown, Associate Professor, Early Childhood Studies, University of Warwick The media interest surrounding children, food and nutrition continues to influence policy and practice in early years settings, and food and eating is of fundamental importance to early childhood practice. Not only does food contribute to health, in terms of nutrition it's also a vital part of a child's emotional and socio-cultural experience that is linked to their growing sense of well-being and identity. This book gives you a comprehensive overview of food and eating in the early years, covering the following: - nutrition - policy development - health inequalities - food, culture and identity - food and emotion - healthy eating guidelines - promoting healthy eating in the early years - multi-disciplinary working in relation to young children's nutrition Each chapter includes case studies, links to useful websites, activities and suggestions for further reading. An interactive approach from the reader is encouraged throughout the book. Aimed at all early years practitioners, it will be of particular interest to those studying for Early Childhood Studies' degrees and those studying for EYPS. Other professionals and students with an interest in this area (teachers, health visitors, dieticians) will also find it useful.

Food and Health in Early Childhood

Food and Health in Early Childhood

Author: Deborah Albon, Penny Mukherji Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2008

'I believe that [this book] could be of value to practitioners working with birth-five year olds, heads or managers of nurseries, health professionals or students who wish to gain an overview of this subject....I enjoyed reading this book and it literally gave me much food for thought' - Early Years 'This book is a welcome addition and the contributors should be congratulated on the scope and depth they manage to achieve...this book is an interesting read, dealing with a topical, yet complex issue' - Journal of Early Childhood Research 'Food plays a huge part in our lives, and this book looks holistically at its influence, including our emotional as well as physical wellbeing. It provides useful facts on diet and healthy eating guidelines for children under five, school age children, adults and pregnant mothers...There is advice on promoting positive attitudes towards food in an early years setting, along with practical advice and case studies to help practitioners promote heatlhy eating in their settings' - Early Years Update 'This highly readable, thoroughly researched book explores food and eating in an historical, cultural and psychological context and, as public concern about children's nutrition rises, its publication is timely. Food and Health in Early Childhood is a comprehensive, clearly written text enriched with case studies and pertinent reflective activities to consolidate learning' - Angela Underdown, Associate Professor, Early Childhood Studies, University of Warwick The media interest surrounding children, food and nutrition continues to influence policy and practice in early years settings, and food and eating is of fundamental importance to early childhood practice. Not only does food contribute to health, in terms of nutrition it's also a vital part of a child's emotional and socio-cultural experience that is linked to their growing sense of well-being and identity. This book gives you a comprehensive overview of food and eating in the early years, covering the following: - nutrition - policy development - health inequalities - food, culture and identity - food and emotion - healthy eating guidelines - promoting healthy eating in the early years - multi-disciplinary working in relation to young children's nutrition Each chapter includes case studies, links to useful websites, activities and suggestions for further reading. An interactive approach from the reader is encouraged throughout the book. Aimed at all early years practitioners, it will be of particular interest to those studying for Early Childhood Studies' degrees and those studying for EYPS. Other professionals and students with an interest in this area (teachers, health visitors, dieticians) will also find it useful.

School Inspection & Self-Evaluation

School Inspection & Self-Evaluation

Author: John (University of Cambridge, UK) Macbeath Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2006

Written for heads and teachers, this forward-thinking book examines exactly what the relationship between inspection and self-evaluation means for schools and explores some of the underpinning issues, featuring examples of best practice from successful schools. It is full of useful advice on topics such as how schools can juggle ongoing self-evaluation with OFSTED's expectations, how to use web sources to best advantage and what can be learnt from experience to lessen the anxiety in the relationship and make it more of a friendly and formative experience for all parties. Drawing on case studies from primary, secondary and special schools, this all-round overview should be of immediate interest to practitioners while also offering students and aspiring heads and teachers a valuable source of detailed information about the processes of inspection and self-assessment.

School Inspection & Self-Evaluation

School Inspection & Self-Evaluation

Author: John (University of Cambridge, UK) Macbeath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2006

Written for heads and teachers, this forward-thinking book examines exactly what the relationship between inspection and self-evaluation means for schools and explores some of the underpinning issues, featuring examples of best practice from successful schools. It is full of useful advice on topics such as how schools can juggle ongoing self-evaluation with OFSTED's expectations, how to use web sources to best advantage and what can be learnt from experience to lessen the anxiety in the relationship and make it more of a friendly and formative experience for all parties. Drawing on case studies from primary, secondary and special schools, this all-round overview should be of immediate interest to practitioners while also offering students and aspiring heads and teachers a valuable source of detailed information about the processes of inspection and self-assessment.

Inspection and Accountability

Inspection and Accountability

Author: Bill Laar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2006

In September 2005 school inspections changed drastically. The onus is now on the school to highlight its own strengths and weaknesses; to document them convincingly and to show action plans for improvement. This book, written by an Ofsted Inspector, shows you exactly what to do, and how best to present your Self-Evaluation. It also tells you how to prepare for the two day inspection so that everything goes as well as possible.

Promoting Personal Safety in PSHE

Promoting Personal Safety in PSHE

Author: Jane Harries Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2006

Based on work done in secondary schools by the NSPCC, this PSHE curriculum resource gives young people the information and skills necessary to keep themselves 'safe'. Focusing on personal safety, the book addresses key issues such as: o emotional health and well-being o the ability to access help and support o family, social and sexual relationships. Each section contains a comprehensive facilitator's guide. Developed in consultation with young people, this lively and interactive resource provides them with the information and the vital skills to deal with the difficult situations they face.

Promoting Personal Safety in PSHE

Promoting Personal Safety in PSHE

Author: Jane Harries Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2006

Based on work done in secondary schools by the NSPCC, this PSHE curriculum resource gives young people the information and skills necessary to keep themselves 'safe'. Focusing on personal safety, the book addresses key issues such as: o emotional health and well-being o the ability to access help and support o family, social and sexual relationships. Each section contains a comprehensive facilitator's guide. Developed in consultation with young people, this lively and interactive resource provides them with the information and the vital skills to deal with the difficult situations they face.

Evaluating School Programs

Evaluating School Programs

Author: James R. Sanders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2006

Updated from the bestselling second edition, this resource provides concise, yet comprehensive coverage of school programs evaluation in a highly usable format. Providing examples designed to help the reader develop competence and confidence in program evaluation, it takes the reader through the five tasks of school program evaluation: o Focusing the evaluation o Collecting information o Organizing and analyzing information o Reporting information o Administering the evaluation The author shows how to successfully manage the many logistical, budgetary, and scheduling problems encountered, and provides tips for dealing with school politics, ethical considerations, and interpersonal relations.

Evaluating School Programs

Evaluating School Programs

Author: James R. Sanders Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2006

Updated from the bestselling second edition, this resource provides concise, yet comprehensive coverage of school programs evaluation in a highly usable format. Providing examples designed to help the reader develop competence and confidence in program evaluation, it takes the reader through the five tasks of school program evaluation: o Focusing the evaluation o Collecting information o Organizing and analyzing information o Reporting information o Administering the evaluation The author shows how to successfully manage the many logistical, budgetary, and scheduling problems encountered, and provides tips for dealing with school politics, ethical considerations, and interpersonal relations.

America's Failing Schools

America's Failing Schools

Author: W. James Popham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2005

In America's Failing Schools, W. James Popham provides parents and teachers explanations of No Child Left Behind as a whole, walking them through the implications for standardized testing in particular, in language that is uncomplicated and straightforward. Popham offers definitions of the law and its key terms, explanations of what it really means when a school is labeled failing, and concrete suggestions for what can be done in response.

Accreditation and Evaluation in the European Higher Education Area

Accreditation and Evaluation in the European Higher Education Area

Author: Stefanie Schwarz Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2004

This volume presents a rich account of the development of accreditation and evaluation in 20 European countries. It shows how accreditation is becoming a main mechanism in the steering of higher education across Europe. The book is unique in its analysis of forces driving towards the spread of different models of accreditation in the emerging European Higher Education area.

Getting Excited About Data

Getting Excited About Data

Author: Edie L. Holcomb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2004

The aim of this book is best captured by its subtitle, Combining People, Passion and Proof to Increase Student Achievement. The book explains how the goal in collecting more data should be to increase student success, not to be a more research-based, data-driven school. The book focuses on the human elements, such as hopes and fears, prior knowledge, and current needs. Getting Excited About Data, Second Edition, strives to create active engagement with interaction with peers and data with the purpose of building a more collaborative culture and a shared sense of collective responsibility for all students' learning.