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This report evaluates the extent to which careers education, guidance and other provision raise aspirations and inform the choices of courses and careers by girls and young women to support their long-term achievement. It identifies weaknesses and examples of good practice in these areas.
- 12 Apr 2011
- Ref 090239
This report draws from visits to 91 primary and 90 secondary schools (including one special school) in England between 2007 and 2010. It evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of geography in these schools and assesses the challenges faced by the subject today. Geography was flourishing in a minority of the schools visited and was under pressure in the rest. The report describes the value of learning geography and what needs to be done to reverse its decline. It builds on the 2008 Ofsted report, Geography in schools: changing practice.
A revised draft of this report was published on 13 April 2011.
- 04 Feb 2011
- Ref 090224
This survey set out to determine the benefits of employers’ involvement in government-funded work-related education and training, to identify the features of good practice and the ways in which the provision could be further improved.
- 05 Oct 2010
- Ref 090227
The house style was revised in July 2010.
This guidance is to help those writing and editing Ofsted documents to present information in a clear and consistent form that makes it accessible to readers.
- 22 Jul 2010
- Ref 080230
Inspectors visited 45 secondary schools in February 2010 to find out how students at the end of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 were guided to science courses. The schools were directing most students appropriately to suitable courses at the end of Key Stage 3 and very few students felt that they had been misdirected. Sixth form students chose science partly because of their particular career intentions, but mainly because of their interest in and enjoyment of the subject. They often cited good teaching as a factor that attracted them to science.
- 21 May 2010
- Ref 100045
This good practice report considers what makes continuing professional development work so well in successful schools. It identifies four key questions that effective school leaders regularly ask themselves about the quality of their arrangements for professional development. The report then sets out the key characteristics of good practice associated with the four areas and illustrates these to help all schools learn from the examples. It also identifies three barriers that confront schools.
- 26 Mar 2010
- Ref 080254
Ofsted surveyed a small sample of 26 schools to evaluate their capacity to respond effectively to changes in policy in terms of making provision for gifted and talented pupils, and to identify good and less effective practice.
- 11 Dec 2009
- Ref 090132
A small survey of effective extended schools in particularly disadvantaged areas was undertaken to determine whether their extended provision was a significant factor in explaining their success. The report contains many examples of good practice found in these schools, emphasising the successful attention to detail in meeting challenges and overcoming barriers to achievement.
- 26 Jun 2009
- Ref 080242
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
The spreadsheet covers schools, childcare and funded nursery education. It shows the proportion of inspected provision that has been judged good or better.
- 22 May 2008
- Ref 20080022