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An employment-based route into teaching 2003-06

The Graduate Teacher Programme is a route into teaching whereby schools train teachers on the job. It has been successful in recruiting good candidates into teaching. Designated recommending bodies (DRBs) are responsible for recruiting candidates, organising training and assessing trainees. Since 2003, Ofsted has inspected all DRBs. This report provides an overview of the three years of inspection.

  • 19 Jan 2007
  • Ref 2664
  • Ofsted

Creative Partnerships: initiative and impact

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) set up Creative Partnerships in 2002 to give young people in disadvantaged areas across England the opportunity to develop their creativity and ambition by building partnerships between schools and creative organisations, businesses and individuals. This report evaluates the effectiveness of phase 1 Creative Partnerships initiatives.

  • 29 Sep 2006
  • Ref 2517
  • Ofsted

Current provision and outcomes for 16- to 18-year-old learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities in colleges

The findings of this report derive from a survey of 22 colleges and eight local Learning and Skills Councils, and an analysis of the reports of 13 inspections. The purpose of the survey was to evaluate provision for learners between 16 and 18 years of age with learning difficulties and/or disabilities in post-16 settings.

  • 26 Jan 2007
  • Ref 2371
  • Ofsted

Developing a coherent 14-19 phase of education and training

This report evaluates the progress which has been made in developing a coherent phase of education and training for young people between the ages of 14 and 19. It considers the impact of local strategies. The report highlights the need for more concerted action to ensure that there are progression routes for all young people and better availability of impartial advice and guidance.

  • 17 Nov 2005
  • Ref 2442
  • Ofsted

Developing financially capable young people

This report draws on a small survey of secondary schools and colleges carried out during 2006/07 to identify features of good practice in personal finance education. It examines the case for personal finance education being part of the curriculum for all 11-18-year-olds and considers current weaknesses in provision and the barriers to future development. It makes a number of recommendations to improve personal finance education.

  • 12 Mar 2008
  • Ref 070029
  • Ofsted

Developing social, emotional and behavioural skills in secondary schools

The Secondary National Strategy's pilot programme, Developing social, emotional and behavioural skills, was introduced to 54 schools in five local authorities in the summer term of 2005 and to a sixth authority one term later. Ofsted evaluated the pilot programme over five terms in 11 schools. The schools were selected to represent a range of types of school. After five terms, the greatest impact in the schools was on teachers' attitudes towards the idea of social, emotional and behavioural skills and their understanding of how to develop these skills systematically within subject lessons. Where the pilot was most effective, teachers adjusted teaching methods to take account of the pupils' specific needs. As a result, pupils worked better in teams, were better able to recognise and articulate their feelings, and showed greater respect for each other's differences and strengths.

  • 02 Jul 2007
  • Ref 070048
  • Ofsted

Excellence in Cities: managing associated initiatives to raise standards

This report examines the significant progress made by the Excellence in Cities initiative and its associated programmes on raising standards and promoting social inclusion. It highlights what has been crucial in making the initiative a success, such as strong leadership and management, and where improvements can yet be made, including the further development of monitoring and evaluation procedures.

  • 02 Dec 2005
  • Ref 2595
  • Ofsted

Forward from Special Measures

This publication should only be used as a historical reference as some content is out of date.

This report examines some of the challenges faced by schools when special measures have been removed, and the reactions and responses of the key players in sustaining the school's improvement: the staff of the school, governors, parents, pupils and local education authorities (LEAs). It discusses the different strategies employed to maintain progress during the first 12 months after special measures have been removed in an attempt to indicate what works.

  • 03 Apr 2001
  • Ref 244
  • Ofsted

Independent/state school partnerships

The independent/state school partnerships programme was set up by the Department for Education and Skills in 1998 to provide a structure and funding for cooperation between the sectors. Partnerships have had several aims, including the breaking down of barriers between the sectors, the sharing of professional expertise and the raising of standards.

  • 15 Mar 2005
  • Ref 2305
  • Ofsted

Initial teacher training in vocational subjects

This report looks at the quality of initial teacher training in vocational subjects. Based on visits to the 14 providers that undertake this training, it describes how good providers base their courses on clearly identified local needs and establish strong partnerships before training begins. The report recommends improvements to ensure these courses fully address all key aspects of vocational education.

  • 19 Jan 2007
  • Ref 2678
  • Ofsted