Tag Archives: Personal development

Ofsted leaving La La Land

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With the appointment of Amanda Spielman as Chief Inspector is Ofsted finally emerging from La La Land? Is there at last an understanding that teaching to the test has caused catastrophic damage to many young people – both those who … Continue reading

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Sir Michael Wilshaw, An Education Select Committee and Not Quite the Purpose of Education

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It’s sometimes sensible to wait a few days to respond to Sir Michael Wilshaw’s (SMW) comments on education. That way you avoid an instinctual fight or flight reaction. However, having spent some days reflecting on his recent meeting with the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Knights and their Call for Changes to Education

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Is UK education now in an “age of confusion”? According to Sir Tim Brighouse it is. His speech at the Arts and Media School in Islington made it very clear that education is in the midst of a turbulent time … Continue reading

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Ofsted, Personal Development and 3Di Offer to Schools

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If you haven’t already read these guest posts on the Schools Improvement website, please do so: http://schoolsimprovement.net/guest-post-on-ofsted-inspections-believing-and-acting-the-impossible http://schoolsimprovement.net/guest-post-can-ofsted-make-the-impossible-possible-perhaps-with-some-drastic-changes Professor Colin Richards describes the considerable flaws in the current Ofsted Inspection Framework and explains how evidence can’t possibly be gathered for … Continue reading

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Important Ofsted Changes: Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

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Another ‘new’ Ofsted Inspection Framework is being used in schools from September 2015. There’s some good news and some that we have concerns about, but let’s focus on the positives. This is the first time that Ofsted has given “personal … Continue reading

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Ofsted and Personal Development Judgement

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The latest Ofsted Framework has been released ready for use in September. There are some significant changes, particularly regarding the limiting judgement of “Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare”. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/436039/School_inspection_handbook_from_September_2015.pdf It is this section that we are writing about today. The … Continue reading

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Inequality of Wellbeing: Will Nicky Morgan now pay attention?

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Are Britain’s children and young people mentally and emotionally healthy? How important is their mental health and wellbeing to their long-term life satisfaction? There’s an obvious response to these questions. Vitally important, and more important than anything else. More important, … Continue reading

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