Posts by Angie Mason

Primary Middle Leaders Conference – Tuesday 18 October 2016

We are delighted to offer this conference to you. The conference will be delivered by Tim Sully from the Learning Exchange team. Developing leadership capacity in schools is vital for continuing school improvement and succession planning. Leaders at all levels have an ability and a responsibility to encourage the growth of inventiveness and openness to new ideas in a drive to remove barriers to learning for all pupils. This one day conference will: set out the regional context, noting the key challenges of improving the achievement of Children Looked After (CLA), pupils eligible for the pupil premium and more able pupils;
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University of Bristol summary of key education documents published July 2016

This document, published by the University of Bristol, provides a useful summary of education from a variety of sources: Maintained schools and academies inspection outcomes as at March 2016 (Ofsted: June 2016) Further education and skills inspections and outcomes (Ofsted: June 2016) School work force in England: November 2015 (DfE: June 2016) Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2016 (DfE: June 2016) Analysis of academy school perfomance in 2015 (J. Worth for NfER: June 2016) Digital skills crisis (House of Commons Science and Technology Committee: June 2016) Widening participation in Russell Group universities: The high potential learners’ project (University of
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University of Bristol summary of key education documents published June 2016

This document, published by the University of Bristol, provides a useful summary of documents from a variety of sources: Training new teachers (House of Commons Public Accounts Committee: June 2016) Academies: Autonomy, accountability, quality and evidence (W. Mansell for the Cambridge Primary Review Trust: May 2016) Level 1 and 2 attainment in English and maths by students aged 16-18: academic year 2014-15 (DfE: May 2016) Foreign languages and science provision in primary schools (Ofsted: May 2016) The 2016 student academic experience survey (Higher Education Policy Institute and Higher Education Academy: June 2016) Workload is an education issue (University and College
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University of Bristol summary of key education documents published May 2016

This document, published by the University of Bristol, provides a useful summary of documents from a variety of sources: Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: May 2016) Solving the conundrum: Teaching and learning at British Universities (A.Seldon and M.Davies (researcher) for the Social Market Foundation: April 2016) Degrees of debt (The Sutton Trust: April 2016) How English domiciled graduate earnings vary with gender, institution attended, subject and socioeconomic background (Institute for Fiscal Studies: April 2016) Graduate labour market statistics 2015 (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: April 2016)
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West of England ICT Conference 30 June 2016 – our 18th year!

The 18th West of England ICT Conference, organised by local authorities in the region, will take place on Thursday 30 June 2016 at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in Bristol. This year’s theme ‘Digital Doorways’ reflects the way in which technology can literally open the door to endless possibilities and opportunities, allowing learners to explore, experiment and enhance their knowledge and skills. The doorway is also open to support leaders and teachers with using technology to share collaborate and learn from each other as well as providing tools to give learners exciting experiences to address their learning needs across the
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University of Bristol summary of key education documents published April 2016

This document, published by the University of Bristol, provides a useful summary of documents from a variety of sources: Language Trends 2014-15: The state of language learning in primary and secondary schools in England (CfBT Education Trust and British Council: March 2016) Children and young people’s mental health: State of the nation (CentreForum: April 2016) Education in England: Annual report 2016 (CentreForum: March 2016) Caught out: primary schools, catchment areas and social selection (The Sutton Trust: April 2016) Enquiries about results for GCSE and A level: Summer 2015 exam series (Ofqual: March 2016) Level 2 and 3 attainment in England:
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SWGfL free anti-bullying resources for schools are now available

For the past 18 months the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) have worked with a number of European partners on ENABLE – a EU-funded project which combats bullying and contributes to the well-being of young people through social and emotional development and peer support. ENABLE (European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) adopts a holistic view to reducing bullying by involving pupils, staff and parents/carers.  ENABLE’s unique approach is how social and emotional skills of young people works hand in hand with a comprehensive peer support programme to create a shift in culture where students speak out
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University of Bristol summary of key education documents published March 2016

This document, published by the University of Bristol, provides a useful summary of documents from a variety of sources: Educational excellence everywhere (DfE: March 2016) Teaching schools evaluation: Final report (NCTL: February 2016) The beginnings of school-led teacher training: New challenges for university teacher education (Manchester Metropolitan University: February 2016) The Teaching Excellence Framework: Assessing quality in Higher Education (House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee: March 2016) Leading people 2016: The educational backgrounds of the professional elite (The Sutton Trust: February 2016) A comparison of academic achievement in independent and state schools (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, Durham
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Short Inspections: 10 things you need to know

Please find 10 helpful points from the Department for Education website to assist with understanding the new Ofsted inspections: 1. They will be roughly every three years so we can identify decline or improvement earlier. (Practically, because of scheduling constraints, good schools and further education and skills (FES) providers are likely to be inspected in the period between 33 and 47 months after their previous short inspection.) 2. We give schools half a day’s notice and FES providers two days’ notice (though Ofsted has the power to inspect without notice where we have concerns). 3. Short inspections of schools are
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University of Bristol summary of key education documents published February 2016

Further education@ Statistical First Release (Skills Funding Agency with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: January 2016) Alternative Provision (Ofsted: February 2016) Oxbridge Admissions (The Sutton Trust: February 2016) Progressions Pathways (UCAS: January 2016) International Student Migration: What do the statistics tell us? (Office for National Statistics: January 2016) Closing the Gap: Test and Learn Programme (National College for Teaching and Learning: January 2016) The Lives of Young Carers in England (TNS BMRB for DfE: January 2016) Training New Teachers (National Audit Office: February 2016) Low-performing Students: Why they fall behind and how to help them succeed (OECD: February
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