What makes a school outstanding?

What makes a school outstanding?

What makes a school outstanding? OFSTED and their evidence that many schools have lost their outstanding status A recent report from OFSTED. Hundreds of Formally Outstanding Schools Reinspected tells us that a staggering 80% of schools that were deemed to be outstanding a decade or so ago and are no longer so as they fall…
Designing a learning classroom

Designing a Learning Classroom

Designing a Learning Classroom – creating a tapestry of knowledge and skills Designing a learning classroom must start with a close look at the curriculum vocabulary that exists within specific subject specifications and across the wider curriculum framework. For all those involved in the design and delivery of a whole school curriculum offer it is…

CPD for educators: a driver for quality

CPD is the driver for educational quality CPD should never be seen as an option for all those who have a role to play in educating the next generation wherever along the spectrum they work. In every other profession CPD is a pre-requisite of retaining a professional qualification. Teachers are the ones who educate all…

Curriculum Conversations: Professional Development for School Improvement

Creating the right culture for curriculum conversations to flourish Creating the right culture for curriculum conversations to flourish in order to inspire teams and individuals to work together is a key driver in creating the evidence that the curriculum is aligned with the vision for school improvement. Curriculum conversations should be focused on consistent high-quality…

CPD and curriculum cohesion

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and curriculum cohesion – weaving consensus, continuity and cohesion Why is CPD high on the agenda now? No one could deny that the last two and a half years have been extraordinary. The learning curve has been phenomenal, the uncertainty difficult to manage and the resilience of all those who work…
Create breadth and balance for all pupils with SEND

Levelling Up – Widening participation for pupils with SEND

Levelling Up – Widening participation for pupils with SEND Levelling Up Learning – widening participation for pupils with SEND – a training course from Learning Cultures The recent SEND Green paper published by the Department of Education brings into sharp focus the need to look more closely at how schools across the country ensure pupils…

CPD for Curriculum Quality, Outstanding Pedagogy and Seamless Learning

CPD for Curriculum Quality, Outstanding Pedagogy and Seamless Learning The future of education is in the hands of educators, new, developing and experienced. Strong leadership and highly knowledgeable teams will enhance learning and take forward exciting and innovative strategies to support high quality education outcomes for all. There are many pressing avenues that all leaders…