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    • School Website Audit and Report: Meeting Statutory Requirements

      October 19th, 2017

      School Website Audit and Report: Meeting Statutory Requirements
      School websites are the first point of contact for prospective parents, local authority staff and Ofsted inspectors and are subject to statutory requirements which change annually.
      What information must we publish on our school website?
      “Every local-authority-maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016.

    • Professional development for teachers

      October 10th, 2017

      Outstanding professional development for teachers
      “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn” (John Cotton Dana)
      As outlined in the Standard for teachers’ professional development July 2016, “Effective professional development for teachers is a core part of securing effective teaching.” The key word here is ‘effective’. Today, there are many professional development opportunities available to teachers, but not all of them are sufficiently effective or rigorous.

    • Become An Outstanding School: Step 1 Carry Out a Whole School Audit

      September 7th, 2017

      Step 1 To Rapid School Improvement: Carry Out a Whole School Audit
      The first step in moving any school forward is to establish a clear picture of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and ascertain casual factors.

    • Improving performance through coaching and mentoring

      May 11th, 2017

      Improving performance through coaching and mentoring
      Over recent years, coaching & mentoring have attracted more and more attention as a critical element in the professional development of teachers, featuring in Ofsted reports, and taking a higher profile in schools’ strategic plans for raising performance and improving the quality of teaching.
      In May 2014, Sir Andrew Carter was appointed to chair an independent review into initial teacher training.

    • Becoming an academy and forming a multi-academy trust (MAT)

      May 2nd, 2017

      Becoming an academy and forming a multi-academy trust (MAT)
      Increasingly, schools are looking at converting to academy status with most of them either forming, or joining, multi-academy trusts (MAT’s).

    • Could you ask for more from a CPD course?

      March 16th, 2017

      Could you ask for more from a CPD course?
      In a world where schools are facing budget cuts and where headteachers have explored the idea of four day weeks or closing schools early on two out of five days, we have decided to bring a ray of sunshine for the summer term.
      Despite the very real challenges that schools are facing regarding budgets, headteachers are still expected to bring about continuous school improvement.