Updates Archive

Progress Observation 2016

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The major focus of Ofsted inspections is on the progress made by each individual student. We need to remember that we do not teach classes. We teach individuals. Our energy must be focussed on lifting each student forward from…

Generation Z Update 2015

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There are a variety of labels and trigger dates for the different generations but in general terms generational shift is calculated in twenty year blocks. So ideally Baby Boomers 1940-60, Generation X 1960-80, Generation Y 1980-2000 and Generation Z 2000-20.…

Ofsted Criteria July 2015

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Ofsted’s new inspection criteria introduced the importance of ‘personal development’ and a more holistic ‘beyond the classroom’ view of the effectiveness of teaching, learning and assessment. However, the checklist on the final page is based upon a careful analysis…

The Impact Strategy

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Impact is an acronym for six significant aspects of team good practice to drive high standards of teaching, learning and assessment. At its heart is the promotion of team discussion and the development of ‘autonomous’ teams who know what good…

Great Teachers

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Gain an immediate overview of the significant factors underpinning great teaching, learning and assessment. The five major themes of knowledge, questions, analysis, feedback and challenge summarise well the most recent educational research evidence. Ensure your teaching teams reflect upon and…