Government to stop grading quality of teaching

Government to stop grading quality of teaching

Ofsted will stop grading the ‘quality of teaching’ in schools in order to prevent teachers thinking they must use certain teaching styles to impress inspectors.

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Ofsted publishes annual report on state schools in England

Ofsted publishes annual report on state schools in England

Ofsted have published their annual state school report, highlighting a clear divide between primary and secondary, and north and south.

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Changes to education inspection from September 2015

Changes to education inspection from September 2015

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector confirms the biggest changes to education inspection for more than two decades.

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Free Ofsted events explain changes to the new inspection framework

Free Ofsted events explain changes to the new inspection framework

Ofsted are providing an opportunity to find out more about the changes to the new inspection framework with free regional events. Spaces allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Ofsted confirms radical reforms to education inspection

Ofsted confirms radical reforms to education inspection

Following intensive consultation, Ofsted confirm that it will make significant changes to its inspection of education, ensuring that standards continue to improve.

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Annual Ofsted report made to Parliament

Annual Ofsted report made to Parliament

The 2013/14 Annual Ofsted report, released on Wednesday 10 December, continues to report regionally. In the summary report Sir Michael Wilshaw says: “I welcome the continued improvement in the standard of education offered in our primary schools, but I note that improvement in secondary schools has stalled over the last year.”

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Ofsted report on bad behavior in schools

Ofsted report on bad behavior in schools

September’s Ofsted report ‘Below the radar: low level disruption in the country’s classrooms’ finds that pupils’ life chances are affected by poor behaviour in too many schools.

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Ofsted Early Years Annual Report

Ofsted Early Years Annual Report

The Ofsted Early Years Annual Report was released yesterday. Download the report and read the highlights in our summary.

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Ofsted Annual Report – regional reporting

Ofsted Annual Report – regional reporting

For the first time, the Ofsted Annual Report presents the information about schools, further education and skills sectors into eight distinct regions.

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Initial Teacher Education consultation

Initial Teacher Education consultation

Ofsted is consulting on revisions to the framework for inspecting initial teacher education (ITE).

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Ofsted inspectors will no longer pass judgements on teaching methods

Ofsted inspectors will no longer pass judgements on teaching methods

Sir Michael Wilshaw has stopped inspectors passing judgements on teaching methods - if successful. Read Ofsted’s recently published guidance supporting the inspection of maintained schools and academies.

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School in special measures making fast progress - say Ofsted

School in special measures making fast progress - say Ofsted

Clare Fletcher, Headteacher of North Walsham Junior School explains: "When I started in September I knew we needed to turn things around very quickly and, based upon strong evidence and research about what works, it was easy to convince the Governing Body to invest in the Read Write Inc. and Maths Makes Sense programmes.  That decision was clearly the right one and the pupils are already reaping the benefits."

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Reading by six: how the best schools do it (Ofsted)

This report draws from the practice of twelve outstanding schools in different parts of England to illuminate what works in teaching children to read. Seven of the schools featured use Read Write Inc. Phonics.

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Ofsted report: Reading by six - how the best schools do it

Ofsted report: Reading by six - how the best schools do it

The best primary schools in England teach virtually every child to read, regardless of the social and economic circumstances of their neighbourhoods, the ethnicity of their pupils, the language spoken at home and most special educational needs or disabilities.

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