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Ofsted framework, Ofsted

How to Prepare for the New Ofsted Framework
By John Dabell on January 6, 2020

2019's Ofsted Framework changes threw a spanner in the works for many school leaders. It seemed like something of a change of course for our national regulatory body. A shift away from...

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Ofsted, PSHE

The Importance of PSHE Under the New Ofsted Framework
By Ben Greenwood on December 16, 2019

In 2013, Ofsted highlighted a connection between outstanding schools and the provision of high quality PSHE lessons. Back then it was a sign of intent, a signal to schools to look ahead...

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Ofsted, Parental Involvement, Students & Parents

What Happens in an Ofsted Inspection? - A Parent's Guide
By Ben Greenwood on December 4, 2019

When it comes to Ofsted, it’s easy for parents to feel a little in the dark. As the inspection happens, you often don’t have any input or insight into what’s happening at school. At...

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Ofsted framework, Ofsted, School Improvement

How Important Are SIPs and SEFs in the New Ofsted Framework?
By Ben Greenwood on November 26, 2019

School Improvement Plans (SIPs) and Self Evaluation Forms (SEFs) have been around for a while. When done well, they give unparalleled insights into the workings of a school and help to...

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Ofsted, SMSC

What is SMSC and How Can You Teach It?
By Ben Greenwood on November 21, 2019

Ofsted’s new framework puts more emphasis on child development, with criteria such as ‘British Values’ taking a more central role. This is reinforced by the separation of behaviour and...

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Ofsted framework, Ofsted, education reform

Understanding Ofsted's New 'Quality of Education' Judgement
By Ben Greenwood on November 11, 2019

Ofsted introduced the new key judgement, quality of education, earlier this year and with it, they detailed new inspection criteria they will use to assess a school’s success in this...

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Ofsted

The Guide to Ofsted Terminology
By Ben Greenwood on November 8, 2019

Are you treading water with deep dives? Do you know your SIP from your SEF? This September’s changes have brought with them brand new judgement criteria and yet more terminology to...

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Ofsted framework, Ofsted

The 5 Biggest Changes to Ofsted's Framework
By Bethany Spencer on November 4, 2019

In September 2019 Ofsted’s new inspection framework came into effect for schools across the UK. This new framework was introduced in a bid to address areas of concern that schools have...

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Ofsted, lesson plans, Teacher Workload, Data Management

3 Workload Increasing Myths About Ofsted
By Ben Greenwood on October 23, 2019

For teachers and SLT alike, Ofsted inspections are stressful. It’s hard to keep up with ever-changing guidelines and regulations whilst working one of the most demanding jobs in the...

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Ofsted, Blog, Teacher Wellbeing

Ofsted's Impact on Student and Teacher Wellbeing
By Bethany Spencer on February 15, 2019

The stress and pressure teachers are under has long been at the forefront of most peoples’ minds in education. For years now teachers have been subjected to excruciatingly long working...

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Ofsted framework, Bullying, Ofsted, Student Wellbeing

How the Ofsted Framework Reflects the Role of Teachers
By Bethany Spencer on January 17, 2019

Teachers join the profession with the understanding that they’re going to do much more than simply teach. It’s now expected that teachers double as confidants, carers, safeguarders and...

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