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Ofsted Clarification for Schools: Spread the Word!

I am delighted to see that Ofsted have produced a clarification for schools document. At last, it seems, Ofsted have accepted their responsibly to offer some guidance for schools regarding what Ofsted do/do not expect to see. 574 more words


Day 12: "Something about Europe happened over the weekend"

Yes, this was the first note I made in Public Affairs yesterday evening.

This time it’s the politicians who’ve delivered the juicy goss for our class. 506 more words

Low level misbehaviour - the marijuana of naughty children

I found some time to write by virtue of forgetting to bring my marking home. I have been thinking about when low level misbehaviour becomes, just, misbehaviour. 303 more words


What that Ofsted clarification should have said!

There was much to welcome in the recent note of clarification from Ofsted, and may it be publicised widely. However, to my mind there is still much that wasn’t said that ought to be. 423 more words


Thanks, but no thanks!

(Bernadette McNally)

The would-be saviour of Birmingham’s Children’s Services has quit BEFORE she even took up her post. McNally was lauded as “ideally suited to the job she will be doing here in the city” and as an “experienced strategic planner and innovative thinker”. 106 more words


What do school leaders want to know about Ofsted?

We know that inspection is never far from the minds of many school leaders. We recently found that our most popular article among headteachers using our website after midnight was on  249 more words

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Science and the 'S' word

Science and spirituality?

All schools in England are required to show how well their pupils develop in SMSC – Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects. I can easily see how moral, social and cultural aspects are an integral part of science education, but ‘spiritual’? 202 more words

Critical Thinking