Curriculum: Total (4)
Ofsted has a large catalogue of publications.
To browse the sub-section you are in, please use the A–Z displayed above.
To browse by date, please use the navigation below.
Set month filter for 2007
To search for publications by title or key word, please use the search facility featured below.
The report evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of history in primary and secondary schools. It does so at a time of changing contexts and lively debate on the future of the subject. The Every Child Matters agenda to maximise pupils' potential raises significant questions about what is taught and how. There is also much public and political interest in issues of citizenship, the understanding of British values and social cohesion. In reflecting on evidence from inspection, the report considers how history teaching might respond to these challenges.
- 20 Jul 2007
- Ref 070043
Recent world events have raised the profile of religious education significantly and schools have new responsibilities to promote community cohesion. Those with responsibility for RE therefore have the task of ensuring that children and young people are able to make sense of religion in the modern world and issues of identity and diversity.
A follow-up report was published in June 2010: Transforming religious education.
- 18 Jun 2007
- Ref 070045
The report evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of provision for poetry in primary and secondary schools. It does so at a time of significant change in the English curriculum, and when issues such as creativity and the place of functional skills are being vigorously discussed. It describes good practice and includes examples of pupils' poetry.
- 07 Dec 2007
- Ref 070034
This survey was designed to assess the impact of recent government initiatives to improve the standards and provision of swimming at Key Stage 2. Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI) and Additional Inspectors visited 30 primary schools in 17 school sport partnerships to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of provision in primary schools, with a particular focus on the impact of the then Department for Education and Skills' national top-up swimming programme for pupils who have difficulty reaching the Key Stage 2 standard of swimming 25 metres unaided.
- 20 Nov 2007
- Ref 070023