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Outdoor Classroom Day On 23 May, schools in the UK and Ireland are invited to participate in the global event, Outdoor Classroom Day. We all know and understand the benefits of getting learners active and providing opportunities to interact with their environment. The day represents a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and […]

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My first post in this series introduced the draft Ofsted Framework for 2019 and looked at the first of the three I’s that Ofsted will use to inform their new ‘quality of education’ judgement – intent. The second blog looked at the second ‘I’ – implementation. This final piece investigates impact – the outcomes that […]

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My previous blog introduced the recently published draft Ofsted Framework for 2019. It also looked at the first of the three I’s that Ofsted will use to inform their new ‘quality of education’ judgement – intent. This blog looks closely at the second ‘I’ – implementation – how the curriculum is taught and assessed in […]

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The widely anticipated Ofsted framework 2019 has now been published and, as expected, focuses heavily on the curriculum. It replaces the old ‘quality of teaching, learning and assessment’ judgement with ‘quality of education’. Inspectors will focus on the ‘three I’s’: intent – the knowledge and skills that pupils will gain implementation – the way that […]

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We love World Book Day. It’s all about the joy of reading and there is a real buzz at the moment around reading for pleasure and the impact this can have on academic, economic and mental health outcomes. It isn’t easy to create and maintain a reading for pleasure culture in a primary school given […]

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There’s nothing more exciting in school than a themed curriculum week. It’s an opportunity to unleash teachers’ and pupils’ imaginations alike and run wild through some of the lesser-explored areas of a subject. One of my happiest weeks of my teaching career came when I organised a science themed week. So, I was delighted to […]

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