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The elephant in the room: the academic side of KS2-3 transition

I began my career as a primary school teacher in Year 6. This was all going swimmingly until I couldn’t face the pressure anymore of pretending I knew how to teach football skills to children who were already rooted in county teams; forced to demonstrate how to dribble a ball or shoot a basketball hoop. 1,096 more words

Top slice maintained schools?

There are growing reasons to be concerned about how the two systems of school governance; maintained and academy are working. A brief look at the accounts of any multi-academy trust with more than a couple of schools will show a figure for central costs. 545 more words


From Outstanding, is the only way to go down?

‘Nobody wants to lead an outstanding school. There is nowhere to go other than down!’ So said an erudite colleague to me when I mentioned that I was looking to move on to lead another school. 611 more words

Key Stage 2

OFSTED, but not in a bad sense of the word

This morning I received a letter from the senior HMI for the South Eastern Region, entitled Positive feedback from a former pupil. Honest, no kidding. … 582 more words

At School

Post-Brexit, with an ageing workforce and a shortage of graduates with science, engineering or mathematics qualifications, effective training is needed for younger and older workers

In April 2017 an apprenticeship levy was introduced. It requires companies with a £3m payroll or above to pay 0.5% of it to the government in return for vouchers, which smaller companies can also access, to spend on apprenticeships . 547 more words


Why should you consider Brighouse for your next home?

Home to one of our four offices and located four miles east of Halifax, Brighouse is a vibrant market town within Calderdale which boasts community, spirit and pride. 760 more words


Hands up for Ofsted!

There will come a time when we’ll all look back and ask ourselves, how on earth did we allow it to go on for so long? 1,122 more words