Quality

What makes a school outstanding?
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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…

CPD for educators: a driver for quality
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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…

Coaching – A Catalyst for School Improvement
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Coaching – A Catalyst for School Improvement

Coaching – A Catalyst for School Improvement Coaching and goal setting The first principle of coaching is the setting of clearly defined and achievable goals that become the essential component of the professional conversations that take place between a coach and coachee. The principle of goal setting is essential for those with a leadership role…

Curriculum Conversations: Defining the quality of education
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Curriculum Conversations: Defining the quality of education

Curriculum Conversations: Defining the Quality of Education The quality of education in the September 2022 OFSTED Inspection Handbook for Schools lists what inspectors will want to look at when they visit schools this term and beyond. There is a comprehensive list, (Quality of Education Paragraph 214) that explains the focus for inspectors. It is useful…

Curriculum Conversations: Professional Development for School Improvement
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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…

Professional Development for Teachers and Leaders in Education
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Professional Development for Teachers and Leaders in Education

What is the ambition for continuing professional development for your teachers? Defining professional development for teachers and leaders in education is an essential ingredient in the shaping of the vision for excellence and improvement in any school or college. The emphasis on the three words intent, implementation and impact are as relevant for planning and…

Reflect, Rethink, Refresh, Redesign – Creating world class futures
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Reflect, Rethink, Refresh, Redesign – Creating world class futures

Reflect, Rethink, Refresh, Redesign – creating world class futures Below is a quote from Teacherwire.net which is easily matched by evidence from many educational professionals who talk candidly to us here at Learning Cultures about their experiences over the past two and a half years. A survey conducted in 2019 by the charity Education Support…

Planning your INSET? – ask the experts at Learning Cultures
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Planning your INSET? – ask the experts at Learning Cultures

Planning your INSET? – ask the experts at Learning Cultures Choosing the right CPD provider is so important and this is even more crucial as we all look forward to the opportunity to return to some face-to-face training. The essence of good training and development must be to ensure that the experience leads to deep…

CPD for Curriculum Quality, Outstanding Pedagogy and Seamless Learning
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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…