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This has long been a ‘challenge’ and never more so as a result of Sir Michaels Wilshaw’s crusade and impact on the latest Ofsted Framework for the Evaluation of schools.
No matter how hard we try to eradicate bullying in our school, we never seem to fully succeed. As it has recently been anti-bullying week, what are some good approaches we can try?
Often headteachers charged with improving schools previously judged satisfactory had inherited systems that were not fit for purpose. Performance management procedures frequently lacked impact.
What constitutes Outstanding Teaching? How can I create stimulating and engaging lessons? How can I build on students’ previous knowledge and ensure progress? And which pedagogies should I read about to develop my teaching?
We keep hearing about the importance of Vygotsky in current debates about teaching and learning. Can you explain to us what his main contribution is and how his ideas are being used today?
We have been told by Ofsted that our school has superficial Assessment for Learning practices. Can you help us?'
The DfE says that ratios of staff to pupils specified in the EYFS framework apply at all times, including breaks and lunchtimes.
What distinguishes a research engaged school?
What is the latest feedback from Heads who have undergone an Ofsted inspection under the New Framework and how does it link to the new Teaching Standards?
What effect does the classroom environment have on learners? In the triangle of relationship between the teacher, the child and the learning environment what works best?
What are visual tools and why are tools like mind maps and concept maps important in developing higher level thinking?
It can come as something of a surprise, but changing a child’s name can be relatively straight forward. All it requires is that all those with parental responsibility agree to it. If your school is approached with this request you first need to be sure that this is the case.
I've been hearing about the launch of the new Prevent strategy. I don't even know what the old one was.
I understand the complaints procedure for parents is changing. Should we change our school policy?
How does 3D technology work and how can it help student understand complex topics?
What suggestions do you have for improving our coverage of citizenship education?