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At a glance - 2002/03 - primary schools

These leaflets accompany the 2002/03 Annual Report.

  • 22 Jul 2004
  • Ref 2156
  • Ofsted

Cameos - examples of best practice in teaching

Cameos are examples of best practice in teaching, drawn from inspectors' lesson observations. You can search the cameos database.

  • 06 May 2005
  • Ofsted

Drug education in schools (2005)

This report evaluates the quality of drug education programmes observed in schools during the survey. Based upon research findings, it outlines young peoples' use of drugs including alcohol and tobacco. The report identifies the key aspects of provision, such as teaching, that have improved since the last Ofsted report in 1997. It also reviews the current research evidence on the impact of the difference approaches to drug education used by schools.

  • 21 Jul 2005
  • Ref 2392
  • Ofsted

Gender divide: performance differences between boys and girls at school

Ofsted's first report on gender issues.

  • 10 Jul 1996
  • £ 7.95
  • Other
  • ISBN 0-11-350082-3

Homework: learning from practice

The purpose of this study was to describe, and draw implications from, good practice with regard to homework in primary and secondary schools. One purpose of the report was to provide a resource for schools with illustrations of good practice regarding homework policies and procedures.

  • 21 Jan 1999
  • £ 11.95
  • TSO
  • ISBN 0-11-350104-8

Primary education: a review of primary schools in England 1994-98

Following the Education (Schools) Act 1992, the first cycle of inspections was completed in July 1998. By this time every primary school in England had been inspected and inspection reports, including a summary report for parents, had been published. This four-year review of primary education is based principally on the evidence from the inspections of primary schools carried out by registered inspectors and their teams.

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  • 18 Aug 1999
  • TSO
  • ISBN 0-11-350106-4

Primary schools at a glance 2001/02

This leaflet complements the 2001/02 Annual Report.

  • 16 Jul 2003
  • Ref 1467
  • Ofsted

Recent research on the achievements of ethnic minority pupils

The first major review of research on the educational achievements of ethnic minority pupils for over ten years. It shows improving levels of attainment among ethnic minority groups in many areas of the country, and dramatic increases in the examination performance of certain group, even in LEAs where there are significant levels of disadvantage.

  • 05 Sep 1996
  • £ 9.95
  • TSO
  • ISBN 0-11-350084-X

Responding to the Rose Review: schools’ approaches to the systematic teaching of phonics

This briefing paper reports the results of a short survey of schools' responses to the Rose Review of the teaching of early reading and the subsequent guidance from the Primary National Strategy on the systematic teaching of phonic knowledge and skills to children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. The survey aimed to ascertain the extent to which a sample of schools understand and are acting upon the key concept of 'fidelity to the programme', identified in the Rose Review as an essential aspect of successful phonics teaching

  • 09 May 2008
  • Ref 080038
  • Ofsted

Small schools: how well are they doing?

Following the completion of the four-year cycle of Ofsted inspections, we have the benefit of data from the inspection of every primary school in the country. We also have access to National Curriculum test results in the core subjects at both key stages over a similar period. This data, at long last, allows us to compare the achievements and quality of education of small schools with larger schools.

  • 01 Jan 2000
  • Ofsted