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Common Inspection Framework: Key Questions

With the introduction of the Common Inspection Framework, the incremental changes that have taken place within the inspectorate over the past two years have finally come to fruition. We now have a fresh workforce taking a fresh approach.

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Feel Confident About Reception Baseline

Update: The baseline posed some interesting scenarios for many schools and for those that chose to participate this year they had the chance to work out some of the logistics and whether they liked the chosen system or not best site. Most schools now have data to support their own baseline... View Article

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From Special Measures to Outstanding

How external advice, a curriculum revamp, and becoming an academy helped one school dramatically improve its Ofsted rating from special measures to outstanding. A school from Sheffield has revealed how a total rework of its curriculum has enabled it to move from ‘Special Measures’ to receiving an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating... View Article

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Growing Trends in Reading 2015

  Growing Trends in Reading Summary The National Literacy Trust has released its 2015 annual report on literacy, focusing on children and young people’s reading habits in the UK, revealing record numbers are enjoying reading outside of the classroom.   Gender Gap in Reading A revealing finding within the report... View Article

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Hopwood Primary School Case Study

Hopwood Primary School is in Rochdale. The school was judged outstanding by Ofsted. How the school has used Focus Education Over the last few years our use of Focus Education has grown from attending courses and purchasing publications to online updates, Finger Tips and consultancy. This year we have used... View Article

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Westwood Primary School Case Study

Westwood is in Oldham. All pupils live in a ward which is in the bottom 1% in the country in terms of multiple deprivation. All pupils are EAL learners and approx half the school is eligible for FSM. 98% of pupils enter the school well below expectations. Ofsted judged the... View Article

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