Monthly Archives February 2015

Reforms to Education Inspection

Ofsted have recently confirmed changes to the inspection of education, following a programme of public consultation. From September 2015, Ofsted will inspect good schools and further education and skills providers approximately once every three years, meaning that signs of decline can be spotted early and the necessary action taken. The focus of these inspections will be on ensuring that good standards are being maintained, that leaders have identified key areas of concern and that they have the capacity to address them. Frequent but shorter inspections will also mean that parents and employers can be kept much better informed. The second key
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University of Bristol summary of key education documents published February 2015

  This document, published by the University of Bristol provides a useful summary of documents from a variety of sources: Destinations of Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students, 2012-13 (DfE: February 2015) Better inspection for all: a report on responses to the consultation (DfE: February 2015) Revised GCSE and equivalents results in England 2013 to 2014 (DfE: January 2015) Workload challenge: analysis of teacher responses (DfE: February 2015) Technology enhanced assessment (Patricia Broadfoot, Alison Oldfield, Rosamund Sutherland and Sue Timmis: February 2015) Fresh Start evaluation report (The Education Endowment Foundation: February 2015) Parliamentary Privilege (The Sutton Trust: February
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Supporting school improvement

Why is this important? Leadership is a process of influence leading to the achievement of the desired purpose of improving the lives of all children These bespoke sessions will provide support and challenge for school leaders with a focus on the school’s own self-evaluation. The individual focus for each visit will be negotiated. These sessions may include support in writing school development plans; the development of strategic planning documents; school self-evaluation; data analysis; monitoring and evaluation of quality teaching and the use of learning walks; the leadership of teaching and learning; governance and bespoke CPD. How will it impact? These
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Categories: Leading Learning, Non-Maintained, Primary, Product, Secondary, and Special.

School partnership review

Why is this important? All school improvement activity will have at its centre a drive to improve outcomes for all pupils. Within Learning without Limits, we share a commitment to find a way through for every child in order to remove barriers to learning. The focus of the review will be agreed at the outset and based upon agreed Learning without Limits principles. Teaching and learning reviews will provide you with a clear, external view of your school’s strengths and recommend key areas for development to impact on teaching and learning. Our approach is positive, collaborative, evidence-based and developmental. We
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Categories: Leading Learning, Non-Maintained, Primary, Product, Secondary, and Special.

Leading on English network (Learning without Limits)

Why is this important? Membership of this network will enable those who lead English to consider their role in creating an environment free of limiting beliefs. As a community, we will further explore Learning without Limits and the implications for leadership. We will consider how to challenge the way existing education systems reinforce fixed mind-set thinking in adults and children. In the context of national and international research, members of this professional learning community will consider their role as a leader in: enabling all children to have a chance to surprise us – and themselves – about what they can
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Categories: Networks, Non-Maintained, Primary, Product, and Special.

Leading on primary languages network (Learning without Limits)

Why is this important? Membership of this network will enable those who lead primary foreign languages to consider their role in creating an environment free of limiting beliefs. In the context of national and international research, members of this professional learning community will consider their role as a leader in: enabling all children to have a chance to surprise us – and themselves – about what they can achieve when they experience a richly creative broad and balanced curriculum; developing expert teachers who trust in every child’s learning capacity, and focus their energy on planning high quality learning experiences; ensuring
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Categories: Networks, Non-Maintained, Primary, Product, and Special.

Leading on mathematics network (Learning without Limits)

Why is this important? Membership of this network will enable those who lead mathematics to consider their role in creating an environment free of limiting beliefs. As a community, we will further explore Learning without Limits and the implications for leadership. We will consider how to challenge the way existing education systems reinforce fixed mind-set thinking in adults and children. In the context of national and international research, members of this professional learning community will consider their role as a leader in: enabling all children to have a chance to surprise us – and themselves – about what they can
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Categories: Networks, Non-Maintained, Primary, Product, and Special.

New Learning Exchange Directory of Services 2015-16 – available for download now!

We are delighted to announce that our new Directory of Services for 2015-16 is now available in print and as a pdf download. Detailing all our current products, services, events and courses for schools, school leaders, teachers and other practitioners, the Directory is broken down into five key sections of Leading Learning, Pedagogy, Curriculum and Research & Professional Development, Networks and Resources.
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Categories: Blog.

New Learning Exchange Directory of Services 2015-16 – available for download now!

We are delighted to announce that our new Directory of Services for 2015-16 is now available in print and as a pdf download. Detailing all our current products, services, events and courses for schools, school leaders, teachers and other practitioners, the Directory is broken down into five key sections of Leading Learning, Pedagogy, Curriculum and Research & Professional Development, Networks and Resources. If you would like a printed copy of the 84 page directory please call us on 01934 427508 or contact us using this form. If you would like to download a copy as a PDF now just click here…
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