Ofsted

What questions do Ofsted ask parents?

As you’re probably already aware, whenever an Ofsted inspection is triggered, the head teacher of a school has to notify parents about the inspection and invite them to complete Parent View – an online survey that gives parents and carers the opportunity to tell Ofsted what they think about their child’s school.

At this moment in time, anyone can log in to the system and complete the survey as many times as they want. Some have argued that this could result in unreliable outcomes, as several questions were considered ‘dangerous’, such as: Read More

Bookshelf 2019

6 Books for Your Teacher Bookshelf 2019

Now that the summer holidays have started, you’re probably relishing the opportunity to put anything school related to the back of your mind. But in addition to some much needed rest and relaxation, you should also consider reading up on a few education topics that interest you.

That way, when the start of term rolls around again, you’ll be full of fresh ideas and impetus, ready to impress yet another year of school children.

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Ofsted Inspection Myths

7 Ofsted Inspection Myths

Despite the fact that every teacher should have read Ofsted’s school inspection handbook, which goes into detail about things like the evaluation schedule and grade descriptors, several inspection myths still exist.

So, to provide clarification over the facts once and for all, here are 7 Ofsted inspection myths you should pay no attention to whatsoever.

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GLC Open Day

Have You Considered Starting Your Teaching Career In Thurrock ?

On Wednesday 13THFebruary 2019, Strategy Education will be co-ordinating an interview day in Thurrock for primary NQTs.

On the day you will have the opportunity to meet a number of Headteachers as well as visit and teach in local schools.

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School Budgets Are Dwindling

Fact: School Budgets Are Dwindling – What Does It Mean?

According to research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, total school spending per pupil in England fell by about 8 per cent in real terms between 2009-10 and 2017-18. In Wales, it fell by about 5 per cent over the same period.

The reason for higher cuts in England was driven by a combination of a greater fall in spending by local authorities and school sixth form spending alongside faster growth in pupil numbers.

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