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Ofsted blog: History in outstanding primary schools

29 April 2021

Ofsted have recently published HMI Tim Jenner's blog where he discusses the findings from Ofsted's history subject inspections which took place between January and March 2020. Ofsted inspected the quality of…

Article: Building teachers’ professional arrogance

27 April 2021

'We need to build the professional confidence of staff by discussing the weaknesses in your provision and giving teachers the power to change them...' writes Hannah Tudor, headteacher at St…

Impact of pupil premium funding changes

26 April 2021

"Schools in areas represented by cabinet ministers stand to lose more than £15 million after the government’s “ill-advised” decision to alter the method of calculating pupil premium funding," writes James…

New EEF evaluation reports published

25 April 2021

The Education Endowment Foundation has recently published independent evaluations of five EEF-funded projects. Those that relate to primary education are listed below. Same Day Intervention (Updated): a programme aiming to improve maths…

Children’s Code (data protection)

21 April 2021

The Age Appropriate Design Code, or Children's Code as it is known, is a data protection code of practice for online services, such as apps, online games, and web and social media…

School inspection handbooks updated

19 April 2021

HMI, Sean Harford, Ofsted's National Director for Education, has written a blog explaining the changes to Ofsted's school inspection handbooks. The changes have been made in light of the coronavirus pandemic, which…

Book review: The Wellbeing Toolkit

17 April 2021

Reviewer: Bretta Townend-Jowitt Seeking to help school leaders think and question practice to develop a ‘school culture for wellbeing to grow and thrive,’ this book is certainly a must read.…

Statutory induction guidance for early career teachers

14 April 2021

The Department for Education has published the statutory guidance for the induction of early career teachers, a term that will replace newly qualified teachers  from September 2021. This statutory guidance…

New statutory template for PPG spending

10 April 2021

The Department for Education has introduced a new requirement for schools to demonstrate the evidence used to justify their pupil premium spending, and they have produced a new statutory template…

Behaviour experts to support schools with poor discipline

7 April 2021

The Department for Education are funding a £10 million Behaviour Hubs programme to support schools struggling with poor discipline. Heads and behaviour leads from some of England’s highest performing schools…

New helpline launched for sexual abuse victims in schools

5 April 2021

A new helpline to support potential victims of sexual harassment and abuse in education settings has been launched. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663.  The dedicated number…

GeogPod chats to HMI for Geography

28 March 2021

This week, John Lyon chats to Ofsted's Iain Freeland, Her Majesty's Inspector and National Lead for Geography.  Iain talks through his career path so far and some of things Ofsted are looking for…