The thinking that now dominates expectations of the assessment of achievement originated in this statement first made in 2014 by Christine Counsell and Michael Fordham. At the time they were seeking ways to describe progress post 2014, when … [Read more...] about “The Curriculum is the new progress model” explained.
Following the Government announcement (19.06.2020) that they are allocating funding for schools to provide catch up tuition in small groups to pupils over the next academic year ( See Inspir.ed blog of that … [Read more...] about Inspir.ed June 2020 Newsletter
In March 2020, almost without warning, life changed completely for all as a result of the Covid -19 Pandemic. The situation that ensued can only be described as "social disorder" as Lockdown Measures taken by the government came into effect, and the … [Read more...] about Post Covid-19- Moving into a Recovery Programme
Newsletter September 2019 I am again looking forward to the new academic year and the challenges the new OFSTED approach to inspection of schools will bring! As always I hope that local schools will continue seek my support in developing all … [Read more...] about How’s your Curriculum Leadership??
4th September 2018 Today my elder grand daughter , Alice, will experience her first day in Reception. She was born in March 2014, the year that the “new” National Curriculum came into being in September. When she was three months old I was asked … [Read more...] about A plea from the heart! (For all the children starting school this September.)
The ever popular, termly, Leadership Networks, hosted by Inspir-ed, (C.A.S.E in the Bath and NE Somerset area and Keeping A Level Head that serves schools down in the Somerset Levels) will complete another academic year this term. If you have never … [Read more...] about Local Networks keep you up to date if you choose wisely.
New training available from Inspir.ed In her report (November 2016, Teaching Schools Council) Dame Reena Keeble cited the research she engaged in to determine key features of Effective Primary Practice which states clearly the importance of … [Read more...] about Creating the Conditions for Deep Learning
Are you informed about tracking pupil progress? “We do what we can to make sense of learning and give it value. Learning is complicated and when we try to simplify it and reduce it to some kind of code for recording purposes we begin to lose the … [Read more...] about Mind the gap! Busting the progress myth.
Inspir.ed has had a busy academic year so far, expanding support and challenge work with schools across the SW and latterly working with an English School in Lanzarote! Combining the INSET with a bit of sightseeing and photography was a real treat … [Read more...] about NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2017
It is not often I put up two Newsletters in the same term. Time available simply does not allow it!! However the work I am currently engaged in with my schools, namely analysis of the most recent data from Raise on Line, is illustrating clearly to me … [Read more...] about NEWSLETTER November 2016 Christmas is coming!