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Using stories of successful practice and ideas for improving collaborative work, the book explores and maps the development of the roles in relation to children's learning that can be played by people other than qualified teachers.

Peering into the Future: Two Conversations with Headteachers
Peering into the future: Two conversations with headteachers

This chapter seeks to bring our discussion of support workers up to date, by placing in it the context of current workforce reform, which is itself an ongoing and unfinished exercise. It is based on two interviews with headteachers in different local education authorities (LEAs), Angela and Barbara (fictitious names), who were seconded to work on workforce remodelling with their LEAs. Angela was on a full-time secondment to implement and manage the remodelling initiative in her LEA. She had had three headships and, in her last one, had brought a school out of special measures. Barbara was seconded with a colleague for one day per week to find out what ...

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