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Our 2017 'Top Ten' advice topics so far

Our 2017 'Top Ten' advice topics so far

A summary and links to our top ten pieces of advice to members in 2017

 A round up of the most valued advice we have issued to members so far this year

18 July 2017/Number of views (172)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Ofsted publishes updated complaints guidance

Ofsted publishes updated complaints guidance

Revised Ofsted complaints guidance includes minor changes to make the complaints process clear

This update includes minor changes to make the complaints process clear.

13 June 2017/Number of views (960)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
16-18 Minimum Standards for 2016

16-18 Minimum Standards for 2016

DfE confirms progress thresholds

The Department for Education (DfE) is applying 16 to 18 minimum standards to the performance of schools and colleges in the 2015 to 2016 academic year.

03 January 2017/Number of views (3775)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Latest Ofsted School Inspection Update guidance for inspectors

Latest Ofsted School Inspection Update guidance for inspectors

An update of guidance for Ofsted inspectors which will be useful to school leaders in all phases published in November 2016

Ofsted published a School Inspection Update providing guidance for its inspectors on 24 November 2016.  The update contains a number of useful items for members.

25 November 2016/Number of views (5159)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Payment for the provision of services

Payment for the provision of services

This advice deals with payments that are made to members for service work undertaken outside their own school

If you’re undertaking service provision work outside of your school, find out whether you’re eligible for additional payments and aim to be clear about the wider financial arrangements.

12 October 2015/Number of views (13571)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Ofsted’s common inspection framework (September 2015)

Ofsted’s common inspection framework (September 2015)

Information about the changes to inspection

The common inspection framework introduces significant changes to the inspection process. These changes will be relevant to all education establishments, including settings on the early years register, maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools, and further education skills providers.

22 June 2015/Number of views (11955)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Ofsted inspections: clarification for schools

Ofsted inspections: clarification for schools

Marking and feedback should be in line with the school’s assessment policy

In March 2015, Ofsted published updated guidance on the marking practices it expects to see when carrying out inspections in schools.

05 May 2015/Number of views (9073)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Summary of changes to Ofsted’s guidance documents

Summary of changes to Ofsted’s guidance documents

We’ve summarised these changes for you below.

There have been a number of changes (effective from January 2015) to Ofsted’s guidance documents for conducting section five inspections.

08 January 2015/Number of views (8513)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Better inspection for all – response briefing notes

Better inspection for all – response briefing notes

Better inspection for all sets out Ofsted’s vision for a new framework of inspection from September 2015

The Ofsted consultation ‘Better inspection for all’ sets out Ofsted’s vision for a new framework from 2015 and asks open questions about future inspection methodologies. It’s vital that as many middle leaders as possible complete and submit a response to let Ofsted know just how much you care about the health of our school system.

27 November 2014/Number of views (12408)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Forced academies

Forced academies

This advice applies to teachers who are working in state maintained schools that are moving to academy status through a forced process

This advice describes how this move may impact upon the roles of teachers who are working in state maintained schools

 

28 August 2014/Number of views (9462)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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