Education: Total (30)
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This survey evaluated the impact of the National Strategies’ approaches to assessment for learning in English and mathematics lessons across a sample of primary and secondary schools.
- 24 Oct 2008
- Ref 070244
Ofsted has undertaken a wide-ranging consultation on the proposals for new maintained school inspection arrangements. Below you will find the consultation document and the subsequent evaluation report. The evaluation report summarises the responses to Ofsted’s consultation on the proposals for maintained school inspections from September 2009.
The original consultation
- 16 Oct 2008
- Ref 080200
This report draws on a survey of 29 secondary schools, including one academy and one pupil referral unit, to identify sustained good practice in re-engaging disaffected students in their learning. The report illustrates the good practice in the schools visited and what might be achieved by others when reviewing support for disaffected students. The report emphasises the importance of also engaging parents and carers in supporting young people.
- 15 Oct 2008
- Ref 070255
This report focuses on curriculum innovation in schools and the factors that contribute to its success. The small scale survey that formed the basis of the report found that the innovations that most of the schools visited had made had improved pupils’ achievement and personal development. Successful change relied on strong leadership at all levels, a shared understanding of the reasons and need for innovation, and committed staff who had been prepared and trained carefully to implement change.
- 02 Oct 2008
- Ref 070097
The purpose of this review document is to stimulate discussion in the further education sector about how improvement might best be accelerated and barriers to change overcome. The first part illustrates the characteristics of those colleges that improved their performance between first and second cycle Ofsted inspections. This is followed by a review of the factors impeding change in those colleges judged by Ofsted to be satisfactory but not improving in second cycle inspections.
- 12 Sep 2008
- Ref 080083
Ofsted was asked to evaluate enterprise learning in a sample of schools and identify examples of good practice to help inform future developments. This report summarises the findings.
- 10 Sep 2008
- Ref 2148
This report examines the factors that contribute to good training for intending and newly qualified teachers in preparing them to meet the needs of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. It recognises the challenge of making sure the training is effective and illustrates how this might be achieved successfully.
- 02 Sep 2008
- Ref 070223
In September 2008 Ofsted intends to introduce, where inspection cycles allow, single inspections that cover both education and welfare provision in schools with boarding provision or children’s homes that offer education. This integrated approach will result in a single inspection report.
This is the summary of the responses to the consultation on this proposal.
- 07 Aug 2008
- Ref 080078
This is a report on a small survey of good practice in the education of white boys from low-income backgrounds. It does not cover all aspects of the subject or claim to be a full review of related reports and studies of these pupils.
- 22 Jul 2008
- Ref 070220
This survey report evaluates programme-led apprenticeships and their impact on improving participation and achievement. Programme-led apprenticeships provide an important alternative to the more traditional employer-led apprenticeship route for young people who have found it difficult to gain employment or for those who require an initial period of planned training before taking up employment. This report looks at the different methods of delivering programme-led apprenticeships and evaluates their success.
- 18 Jul 2008
- Ref 070232