We are becoming increasingly aware of section 5 inspections but how much do you know about subject and theme inspections?
The Government wants schools to work more closely with parents. Fiona Carnie outlines a project in which a number of schools have developed new ways to involve parents in school decision–making.
This 37–page guidance on improving performance through school self–evaluation and improvement planning has been jointly produced by the DfES and Ofsted. The guidance suggests ways to manage the self–evaluation process without adding to the bureaucratic burden on schools.
Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 09
This 32–page finding is for anyone who wants to understand self–harm among young people – why it happens, how to deal with it, and how to recover from what can become a very destructive cycle.
Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 10
This 25–page report identifies and assesses the factors which contribute to effective provision of services in schools and children’s centres. It follows the Government’s pledge that, by 2010, ‘all children should have access to a variety of activities beyond the school day’ and that these will give them ‘the opportunity to keep fit and healthy, to acquire new skills, to build on what they learn during the school day or simply to have fun and relax’.
Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 11
This summary outlines the new 2006 Pupil Registration Regulations and the changes from the 1995 Pupil Registration Regulations.
Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 12
This 124–page Green Paper sets out consultation policies to ensure earlier interventions and support for families where children are on the edge of care. It goes on to include proposals to strengthen the corporate parenting role of local authorities; high quality placements which meet their needs; a first class education; positive life outside school; and support for transition into adulthood.
Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 2.01 (13)