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In these latest blogs, experienced school improvement professionals including former headteachers, senior leaders, inspectors and data specialists bring you current knowledge and advice to help you improve pupil outcomes.

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A Curriculum for All?

By Laura Lodge on

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Curriculum is the hot topic of the moment. Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, has made it abundantly clear that the key focus for Ofsted’s new inspection framework will be how schools educate the whole child.

What is a good school curriculum? To try to answer this, we have to go back to basics. What do we want to teach children during their time at school?

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Effective School Improvement Plans

By Mary Arnold on

In June 2016 (when this article was first written) several school leaders, experienced and new, commented to let us know how useful they'd found this article in preparing for the year ahead. In light of this, I decided this week to update it.

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CPD and School Improvement

By Guest Writer on

Last year’s publication of the Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development (DfE, 2016) launched a concise, clear line of advice which, if we take it to heart, is potentially a game changer.

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Improved Outcomes at KS2

By Laura Lodge on

On the 4 July, headteachers across the country checked the outcomes of their staff and pupils’ hard work towards the End of Key Stage Two national tests. Given the shock that many experienced in 2016, schools were understandably wary about what they would find.

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Broad and Balanced Curriculum

By Laura Lodge on

Speaking at the Telegraph Festival of Education, Amanda Spielman, HMCI, made clear that schools must focus more on the “real meat” of education - the curriculum.

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Great Assessment

By Laura Lodge on

Last week, the Chartered College of Teaching and Evidence-Based Education hosted a discussion, ‘What Makes Great Assessment?’ During the discussion, the panel tackled three key questions...

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