Mum is 23 years older than Henry and 3 years younger than dad. If the total ages of all three is 73, how old is mum? This type of question should now become common-place in most schools and academies at some stage and signals that there is a fundamental change... View Article
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About Clive Davies, OBE
Clive is a former headteacher and inspector, having inspected over 200 schools. His school gained a National Curriculum award and was featured in the Times Educational Supplement, one of three schools recognised for their quality practice.
He was awarded an OBE for his services to education in 2007.
It’s that time of year again. Along with the falling leaves, we all eagerly review our RAISEonline which is of course our data pack (sorry! information pack), indicating whether we need to look over our shoulder with some concern, or indeed welcome a visit from you know who. Perhaps it... View Article
Recent changes to the inspection framework have made it clear: when judging teaching over time, more weight needs to be given to the evidence of learning as evidenced in learners’ books. This should naturally lead to much more focus being given to book scrutiny as a natural part of a... View Article
The removal of national curriculum levels is an acknowledgement that they were not a dependable way of defining achievement. Levels were used in a different ways by different people and organisations depending on the audience. Clive Davies, OBEClive is a former headteacher and inspector, having inspected over 200 schools. His... View Article
The Learning Challenge Curriculum is built around the principle of greater pupil autonomy in their learning. It recognises the importance of deeper levels of knowledge and understanding to underpin pupils’ thinking, promoting working at greater depth. The Learning Challenge Curriculum is built around deep thinking and encourages pupils to learn... View Article