Opportunities to work with an inspiring teacher, a visiting artist or in an art gallery can have an immediate and lasting impact on pupils’ creative aspirations and achievement, according to a report published today by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. However, these experiences were rarely available to all pupils, the report, Drawing together: art, craft and design in schools, reveals.
- 24 Apr 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2009-27
An independent survey of teachers’ views on Ofsted’s inspections of schools has found that almost 90% of teachers think that inspection helps their schools set new priorities for the future. 84% think it is important that their lessons are observed by inspectors.
- 09 Apr 2009
- Ref no: NR- 299-24
Four reports published today give an insight into children and young people’s views and experiences of life in various residential settings.
A key finding in all four reports was the positive difference that good staff make to the quality of life of children and young people in their care.
- 07 Apr 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2009-23
A new report highlights the best English and modern foreign language provision in colleges, placing an emphasis on cultural activities and employer links.
- 03 Apr 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2009-22
Working towards 2012 and beyond: how a wider curriculum and increased funding boosts pupils’ achievement in physical education
Mountain biking, dance, martial arts, and yoga are putting physical education (PE) back in favour with a generation of pupils whose experience of the subject bears no relation to the stereotype of suffering sport in the rain. That is one of the main conclusions of a report published today by Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.
- 01 Apr 2009
- Ref no: NR- 2009-21