Monthly Archives November 2014

University of Bristol summary of key education documents published November 2014

  This document, published by the University of Bristol,  provides a useful summary of documents from a variety of sources: Ofsted inspections – clarification for schools (Ofsted: October 2014) Schools’ use of exclusion: Frequently asked questions (Ofsted: October 2014) A level and other level 3 results: Statistical First Release (DfE: October 2014) Education and training statistics for the United Kingdom 2014 (DfE: November 2014) Students as researchers: the StAR project (Dr Sue Timmis et al, University of Bristol Graduate School of Education: October 2014) PE and sport premium: an investigation in primary schools (DfE: September 2014) At what cost? Exposing the impact of poverty on school life (The
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Teacher Self Service Goes Live!

The National College for Teaching and Leadership has launched their Teacher Self Service (TSS). This new service allows you to: View your teacher record Obtain your QTS and Induction certificate Update your personal details Download and print a letter confirming your teacher qualifications Input your employment details To take advantage of the new TSS, please follow this link and complete your personal details, the security ‘captcha’ and press submit.  
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The Improving Teaching Plan – a new way to help secure good and better teaching in your school

Where ever you are in the journey to outstanding, one of the significant challenges continues to be how to secure consistently good or better teaching.  More specifically, how can leaders formulate an excellent strategy to achieve this goal?  The answer could well be an ‘Improving Teaching Plan’.  So what’s that when it’s at home?  It is a strategic leadership approach to improving teaching and learning and its purposes are set out below. Behind the plan are some important, non-negotiable principles, for example, Integrity and trust between leaders and teachers; Well crafted professional conversations with teachers; Driven and owned by the
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