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Ofsted logo A Government publication (Ofsted) on bullying
# This is an Ofsted report which evaluates the progress of the implementation of the new Key Stage 3 curriculum. The report draws on visits to 37 schools between May 2008 and March 2009. The new National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 came into effect for Year 7 pupils from September 2008, and carried with it a clear expectation that schools develop a more integrated approach to curriculum planning and...
Ofsted logo This resource is a 2003 Ofsted report into good practice in education for sustainable development (ESD) in primary and secondary schools. Successful schools had experimented over time and had integrated ESD into the work of the whole school.
Ofsted logo This report summarises the evidence from inspectors of Ofsted’s subject survey programme during 2007/8 on the quality of teaching across the primary curriculum in all subjects. It excludes English and mathematics, but includes religious education, PSHE and citizenship. It focuses on aspects of good practice in teaching these non-core subjects and identifies good subject knowledge as a key factor...
# This Ofsted survey evaluates the quality of provision of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) offered in the post-compulsory learning and skills sector and reports on the programmes available to learners. It is the outcome of visits between September 2007 and March 2008 to 14 further education (FE) colleges, eight adult and community learning providers, five independent work-based...
Ofsted logo This is a 31 page report, by Ofsted, that evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of business education for 14 – 19 year olds from a range of different, and geographically spread, schools and colleges during the period April 2004 - December 2007.
# This resource is an Ofsted report published in April 2009 which gives the results of a survey of colleges offering English and modern foreign language courses at AS and A level. The survey investigated factors which enable post-16 learners in these subjects to make good progress
# This is a report by Ofsted which aims to evaluate the importance of learning outside the classroom. It analyses outcomes from schools where there is good, excellent or rapidly improving practice in learning outside the classroom, as well as Ofsted inspection data. The report identifies strengths and weaknesses in practice, and aims to show how schools and colleges can overcome barriers. The...
# The Physical Education, School Sport and Club Links strategy (PESSCL) was the focus of an evaluation between September 2005 and July 2008 in a small sample of primary and secondary schools in England. These schools were visited by HMI and additional inspectors over the three year period to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of PESSCL in practice, in terms of achievement, provision and...
# This is a report on the state of modern languages teaching and learning in England and Wales. It has been synthesised from a number of sources, including Ofsted departmental and school inspections between 2004 and 2007, existing published reports and other specifically focused interviews either by visit or telephone. It examines the strengths and weaknesses across all sectors, reporting on...
# The report presents Ofsted’s evaluation of what they deem the strengths and weaknesses of science teaching in primary and secondary schools between 2004 and 2007. The report suggests that standards in science have not improved substantially in the last three years and sets out what Ofsted believes to be the reasons for this. In addition, it provides examples of schools where Ofsted suggests young...
# This report from Ofsted is drawn from evidence garnered chiefly during inspections between 2005 and 2008 from mainstream schools including 84 primary schools and 95 secondary schools. The report is structured into two sections; the first section (Part A) centres on inspection findings, and the second part (Part B) outlines what it sees as "the essential components of effective teaching in music"....
# This resource is a 28-page Ofsted survey of VLE usage in 35 selected establishments. It also draws upon the reference to VLEs in recent Ofsted reports. The data is drawn from the full range from primary schools through secondary and post-16 to colleges providing adult education. Some of the data comes from the virtual survey of VLEs. Published in 2009, this extensive survey covers the period...
# This is a report focusing on curriculum innovation in schools and the factors that contribute to its success. A small scale survey of 30 schools, undertaken between April 2006 and December 2007, forms the basis of the report.
# The Ofsted report ‘Making more of music: An evaluation of music in schools 2005/08' was published on 4th February, spearing news headlines such as "Music lessons 'not good enough'", taken from the BBC website. The report is drawn from evidence garnered chiefly during inspections between 2005 and 2008 from mainstream schools. The report is structured into two sections; the first section centres on...
# Using evidence from inspections of mathematics from April 2005 to December 2007 in 192 schools in England (84 primary and 108 secondary), Ofsted have produced this Report which summarises findings and discusses issues it considers relevant. The Williams Review of primary and early years mathematics published in June 2008 was informed by the inspection evidence discussed in this Report. It is...
# This is an Ofsted inspection report of the Teach First initial teacher training provision, an employment-based route into teaching based in London and managed jointly by Teach First and Canterbury Christ Church University. This two year programme places graduate student teachers in schools in challenging circumstances with the objective of raising achievement in the schools and providing a high...
# The report ‘Teacher Trainees and Phonics’ outlines the findings of a small-scale survey that focuses on twenty Initial Teacher Trainer providers, of traditional and non-traditional backgrounds, and their response to the Rose Review (2006). Specifically the survey attempts to evaluate how effectively ITT providers have responded to the Rose Review. The survey was conducted by Her Majesty’s...
# This is an Ofsted report undertaken in 2008 that 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.
# This "report on a small survey of good practice" was undertaken by Ofsted in 20 schools across England, which were "identified from inspection evidence and discussion with local authorities" to be schools "where white British boys from low-income backgrounds performed better in public tests and examinations than their counterparts in other schools". These schools were mainly in areas with high...
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