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Ofsted – no longer fit-for-purpose?

Ofsted – no longer fit-for-purpose?

Ofsted’s negative influence on our schools cannot be allowed to continue, argues Dr Mary Bousted.

Ofsted: What is changing and how?

Ofsted: What is changing and how?

Are you ready for the changes to inspection from September 2015? Expert Justine McNeillie looks at what is ahead and advises school leaders.

Best Practice

Seven common CPD problems for schools

Seven common CPD problems for schools

The Teacher Development Trust has audited the CPD plans, procedures and culture in more than 50 schools. David Weston explains t…

David Weston,26th Mar 2015
Ofsted: What is changing and how?

Ofsted: What is changing and how?

Are you ready for the changes to inspection from September 2015? Expert Justine McNeillie looks at what is ahead and advises sch…

26th Mar 2015
At the chalkface: Photo oops!

At the chalkface: Photo oops!

Crash lives in a big estate. His father builds houses, which he’ll never afford. His mother’s an NHS nurse, soon to be sacked. H…

Ian Whitwham,26th Mar 2015
Meeting the new counter-terrorism duties for schools

Meeting the new counter-terrorism duties for schools

Recent laws on counter-terrorism and security bring with them new duties for schools. Amy Cook looks at what you need to know.

26th Mar 2015
Using music in the classroom

Using music in the classroom

Listening to music can improve concentration and productivity, so is it a good idea to play music in the classroom? If so, what …

26th Mar 2015
Lesson observation: Advice before feedback...

Lesson observation: Advice before feedback...

Clare Sarson explains how a simple change to the lesson observation process has improved dialogue about teaching.

Teaching Leaders,26th Mar 2015
Taking a risk with... student group work

Taking a risk with... student group work

In the third of her articles on taking calculated risks in the classroom, Nadine Pittam discusses some risks we can take when it…

Nadine Pittam,26th Mar 2015
Examinations: What is special consideration?

Examinations: What is special consideration?

There can be any number of reasons that exam candidates may be eligible for ‘special consideration’. Jugjit Chima looks at the c…

Jugjit Chima,26th Mar 2015
General Election 2015: An education wish-list

General Election 2015: An education wish-list

The General Election is just six weeks away. As polling day looms, Nick Bannister asked four secondary headteachers what educati…

26th Mar 2015
Effective ways to engage with local businesses

Effective ways to engage with local businesses

How can schools encourage and support collaboration with SMEs to improve young people’s employability skills and transition into…

19th Mar 2015

Latest News

Six steps for reforming Ofsted inspection

Six steps for reforming Ofsted inspection

A six-step plan has been put forward as a way of reforming Ofsted and ending its “adversarial inspection regime”.

26th Mar 2015

At a glance headlines: March 26, 2015

Plans for Master's-level professional leadership courses, funding for governor recruitment support and a guide to A level reform…

26th Mar 2015
Do not ‘blindly narrow’ the curriculum, schools urged

Do not ‘blindly narrow’ the curriculum, schools urged

School leaders have been warned against “blindly narrowing” the curriculum based on changing examination requirements.

Pete Henshaw,26th Mar 2015
Thousands of homeless teens being refused help

Thousands of homeless teens being refused help

Thousands of teenagers are being left homeless – and vulnerable to sexual predators or at risk of falling into crime – because c…

26th Mar 2015

Parents call for funding cuts to be kept out of the classroom in Scotland

Classrooms in Scotland could be protected from further cuts if education departments looked at saving money by other means, acco…

Sam Phipps,26th Mar 2015

Great Debate begins in Wales over new curriculum

Wales education minister, Huw Lewis, is calling on teachers, pupils, parents and businesses to get involved in a “Great Debate” …

Moira Sharkey,26th Mar 2015

Fencing and philosophy part of award-winning character education

A Cheshire school has won a national character education award for promoting traits like grit and resilience in its students.

Emma Lee-Potter,26th Mar 2015
Compensation will soar unless action is taken on behaviour, teachers warn

Compensation will soar unless action is taken on behaviour, teachers warn

Compensation payouts to teachers injured at work will spiral unless a “zero-tolerance” policy is adopted towards abusive behavio…

Simon Doyle,26th Mar 2015
School leaders step-up pressure over school funding gaps

School leaders step-up pressure over school funding gaps

School leaders are increasing the pressure on government to tackle huge disparities in school funding across England.

Pete Henshaw,26th Mar 2015
Suspicions raised over DfE’s ‘lead-in time’ protocol for new education policy

Suspicions raised over DfE’s ‘lead-in time’ protocol for new education policy

The Department for Education promises schools one year’s lead-in time for ‘significant changes’ to accountability, curriculum an…

Pete Henshaw,26th Mar 2015