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OFsted Annual Review: key points

Posted by Jon Overton on 07/12/15 17:26

 

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The spending review - From an Education viewpoint

Posted by Jon Overton on 25/11/15 17:47

Over the past few days and weeks, the news has been filled with speculation on the content of the spending review and autumn statement. The comprehensive review of public expenditure covers everything from health to transport to welfare and, of course, education.

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Provisional GCSE results published on Thursday – 4 things to consider

Posted by Chris Bloor on 15/10/15 09:38

This Thursday the Department for Education (DfE) intend to publish provisional results for secondary schools. For more information on exactly what’s being published you can see one of our previous blogs.

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TOP TIPS FOR TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

Posted by Hayley Robinson on 13/10/15 14:36

As schools go to increasingly extreme measures in a bid to recruit the right staff, we think there are some key pointers to follow before embarking on a trip to Canada in search of the future generation of teachers.

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Key Stage 3 – are they the wasted years?

Posted by Chris Bloor on 23/09/15 10:59

Ofsted has released an eye-opening report – Key Stage 3: the wasted years? – indicating that pupils’ development in KS3 is hindered because the transition from primary to secondary is poorly handled.

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Recruitment v Retention

Posted by Isabella Donnelly on 20/09/15 08:30

Whilst the bad news continues on the teacher recruitment difficulties across the UK, we challenge schools to consider the importance of teacher retention. From a cost perspective, the investment organisations are making on advertising vacant posts could (and should) be reassigned to creative retention programmes and packages for teachers.

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Secondary schools – you should be full!

Posted by Isabella Donnelly on 16/09/15 16:16
Strong exam results? Good reputation? Coupled with the fact that there are an inordinate number of primary school aged children coming your way – your school should be full.
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Results Day: communicating the good, the bad and everything in between.

Posted by Jon Overton on 20/08/15 17:21

 

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Managing your message: what do your exam results say about your school?

Posted by Jon Overton on 14/08/15 12:01

High national A Level standards are once again maintained this year with a pass rate of 98.1% and 77.3% of students achieving the high A* to C grades. 

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Secondary school exam results to be published in October

Posted by Chris Bloor on 27/07/15 10:24

The Department for Education has just released its Statement of Intent for the 2015 School and College Performance Tables. Here we address some of the key changes that will affect you.

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