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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • show an awareness of the process and principles of performance management/appraisal in schools

  • identify the negative aspects of appraisal systems and consider how these might be overcome

  • understand more fully the role of the governing body in the performance review process, especially in relation to reviewing the headteacher's performance

  • discuss performance with regard to pay awards,
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New economic powers: China
Introduction to the BRICs and China's political economy - lecture given by Dr Yueh.
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How to Pass the GED
Passing the GED test requires reviewing algebra, geometry and
other basic math skills, keeping up with current events and taking
several practice tests to plan out the timing. This video clip a GED tutor will help to prepare for the GED test and help to ensure a passing grade.

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1.2 Real numbers

The rational and irrational numbers together make up the real numbers. The set of real numbers is denoted by . Like rationals, irrational numbers can be represented by decimals, but unlike the decimals for rational numbers, th
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Slave Resistance and the Underground Railroad
This video is accompanied by text. "During the 1850s, Americans witnessed a decade of sectional crises that threatened the very existence of the Union. Ralph Waldo Emerson was right in predicting that the Mexican Cession would reignite the explosive issue of slavery expansion. The newly acquired territory lay beyond the Louisiana Purchase and therefore was not part of the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Californians were clamoring for statehood, the residents of Utah and New Mexico deserved territo
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LQP Asks: If you had to be on a reality show, which would you choose and why?
This is the true story ... of six UA employees ... picked to answer a question and have their responses filmed ... to find out what happens when people stop being polite ... and start talking to Lo Que Pasa.
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4.3 Photographs showing the detail: collapsed piers

Figures 23 and 24 present the east- and west-facing views of a collapsed pier, pier 5, which lay just ahead of the train befo
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Introduction

Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependence on fossil fuels. They also have to prepare to adapt to the uncertainties inherent in global environmental changes, particularly climatic ones. We have to alter the whole path of our development and decision making in order to make our societies both environmentally adaptable and sustainable. This free course takes on the task of trying to chart some of the ways in which this might come about.

The context for these change
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Localizing Agriculture Production to Ensure our Sustainable Future
creating a systematic approach to hyper-localize agro production
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Keep on learning

Study another free course

There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to choose from on a range of subjects. 

Find out more
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Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events The Bad Beginning Chapter Two Sims 2
A Sims 2 animation Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events .  This video clip is based on The Bad Beginning-Chapter Two

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The Languages of Migration [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Michael Rosen | Language is central to our understanding of migration: on the one hand, migrants bring languages with them and, on the other, the countries they arrive in develop a special language to describe migrants. Michael Rosen will explore the ways in which these two aspects meet, partly by looking at his own background, partly by looking at his experience in education over the last 40 years. Michael Rosen (@MichaelRosenYes) was born in 1946 in north-west London. His
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1.1 Composition and improvisation in the world's musics

I want to begin with some general issues. Since the words composition and improvisation will play an important role in this chapter, where better to start than with definitions of these two terms?

Activity 1

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3.3 Antivirus software

In conjunction with these patches, you should also install antivirus software. This is because patches and updates are not always issued quickly enough to protect your system from new viral attacks. In addition, patches only stop the types of malware that exploit errors in the program code.

Antivirus software is updated as new malware is found, so it can offer a higher level of protection than just relying on manufacturers' updates. Antivirus software is specifically designed to catch a
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2.3.7 Two-fold torus

As the polygons become more complicated, so the identifications become more difficult to visualise. For example, what happens if we try to identify the edges of an octagon in pairs, as indicated by the edge labels and arrowheads in Figure 34? Author(s): The Open University

Reflections and Rotations
This video teaches rules for reflections and rotations.  Review of symmetry is provided in this clip.

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1.1.4 Le rôle du touriste

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Vocabulaire
Vous êtes de la région?
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Water and Development
Did you know that 3,5 Million people die every year due to the lack of clean drinking water and proper water treatment?! On January the 1st 2013, the United Nations introduced the International Year of Water Cooperation. The access to clean water is a Human Right. Cutting the number of people without access to safe fresh water is one of the Millennium Development Goals. 

This high appreciation in international agreements has a reasons. Water is crucial for the development

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How to Fix Your Tennis Serve
How to Fix Your Tennis Serve. Part of the series: How to Play Tennis. When fixing a tennis serve, work on tossing the ball first.  There are 3 things that will make your serve inconsistent-the ball toss, your weight distribution and that you swing the racket too hard. Improve a tennis serve with tips from a certified tennis pro in this free video on tennis.

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The Vowel Song (a e i o u)    Short Vowels
A simple song and video to help practice short vowel sounds. Some of the three letter words formed are cat, bed, dog, and bus. This is a great resource to introduce and/or review short vowels in the early childhood classroom. (01:34)
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