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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

Changing schools

The report identifies points for action at national, LEA and school levels to improve the management of transfer and the continuity of the curriculum and to prepare pupils for changes in teaching and learning in their new school. The report will be of interest to staff responsible for the management of transfer, LEAs, teachers of Year 6 pupils, heads of subject departments and special educational needs coordinators in secondary schools.

  • 21 Jun 2002
  • Ref 550
  • Ofsted

Characteristics of good practice in food technology: Key Stages 1 to 4

Guidance on food technology teaching in primary and secondary schools.

  • 01 Jan 2000
  • £ 10.95
  • TSO
  • ISBN 0-11-270951-6

Children at the centre

Between autumn 2001 and summer 2003, Ofsted inspected 23 early excellence centres and two early excellence networks, to see how well they fulfil their purpose and to pilot the multidisciplinary inspection of education, care and adult learning. The report identifies features of effective practice and makes recommendations about areas where improvement is needed.

  • 12 Jun 2004
  • Ref 2222
  • Ofsted

Citizenship in secondary schools: evidence from Ofsted inspections (2003/04)

Increasingly, schools are taking National Curriculum citizenship seriously and establishing comprehensive programmes. As yet, however, pupils' achievement and the quality of teaching compare unfavourably with established subjects and there is little that is graded very good. In one in four schools, provision is unsatisfactory. There are growing numbers of expert teachers, and most teaching is satisfactory, but citizenship is generally less well taught where tutors are involved.

  • 17 Jan 2005
  • Ref 2335
  • Ofsted

Citizenship: survey report: preparation for the introduction of citizenship in secondary schools 2001-02

This inspection report is based on an add-on to section 10 inspections in 20 secondary schools. The report focuses on management and curriculum planning.

  • 01 Jul 2002
  • Ref 730
  • Ofsted

Community cohesion in Luton

Luton LEA wrote to Ofsted offering to participate in any thematic inspection that might be undertaken on issues relating to LEA provision in areas with large numbers of minority ethnic pupils. This report comments on the success of the council in dealing with the challenge of promoting community cohesion in an ethnically diverse town.

  • 19 Nov 2002
  • Ref 1330
  • Ofsted

Connexions partnerships: the first year 2001-02

The Connexions service aims to help young people engage in learning, achieve their full potential and make a smooth transition to adult life.

  • 22 Oct 2002
  • Ref 521
  • Ofsted

Continuing professional development of teachers

Ofsted visited a sample of schools to evaluate the management and effect of teachers’ continuing professional development activities. The focus was on activities within the scope of the School Improvement Grant of the Standards Fund, particularly the self-improvement element that enables schools to put in place improvement programmes in line with their own development plans.

  • 26 Mar 2002
  • Ref 410
  • Ofsted

Could they do even better?

This report identifies the need for teachers to be aware of the specific linguistic needs of advanced bilingual learners. Detailed case studies illustrate the difference that effective intervention, addressing specific linguistic features, can make to the development of the writing skills of advanced bilingual learners.

  • 13 Jul 2005
  • Ref 2439
  • Ofsted