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Private Management, State School

Synopsis
In June 2007, Salisbury School in Enfield became the first state secondary school to be taken over by private management. This programme follows the first six months of this unique experiment. Edison UK, a subsidiary of an American-owned education firm, were given a three-year £1.2 million contract to manage the north London school, with their fee directly related to school achievement. According to executive headteacher Trevor Averre-Beeson, the secret behind school improvement is similar to the way in which profitable businesses such as Tesco have achieved success: they simply found a successful formula and repeated it. Initially, staff at Salisbury were sceptical about this corporate philosophy. However, with time, many have started to react positively to a more business-oriented culture.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2008
Subjects
Education
Keywords
school management; financial issues; private management

Online availability

URI
http://www.teachers.tv/video/24970
Delivery
Download

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£49.00 (DVD), £20.00 (1 Year Digital Licence), £49.00 (3 Year Digital Licence)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2008

Production Company

Name

Teachers’ TV

Email
info@teachers.tv
Web
http://www.teachers.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7182 7430
Address
6-18 Berners Street
London
W1T 3LN
Notes
Funded by the Department for Education, Teachers’ TV was a producer and supplier of over 3,600 free videos and lesson resources to support the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. Previously broadcast on digital television, the service became exclusively online from 31 August 2010, with programmes being available for free online viewing or download. Thge DfE terminated the contract with Teachers TV and delivery via the website ceased on 29 April 2011, with the programmes being offered to educational distributors free online delivery. Further details from the DfE website Until 29 April 2011 programmes from Teachers Television were streamed on the website and available for download to registered users (free registration). Programmes are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers in all subject areas, as well as headteachers and governors, and include observation of teaching sessions, materials for use in the classroom and discussion of issues relevant to education. Teachers TV was funded by the Department for Education but the contract ended in April 2011 and the programmes are being offered to educational distributors to deliver free at the point of use from their websites. Details of which titles are available in this way are on the DfE website http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/teacherstv

Distributor

Name

Classroom Video

Notes
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