Welcome back to the new school year and to the data checking exercise that the DfE have sent you whilst you were away enjoying a well earned break! I strongly suspect that your priorities on the first day back with pupils are likely to be firmly … [Read more...] about Newsletter Autumn 2016
Well, SATS are here at last at the end of a year where the updates and the changes have been as disconcerting as the unseasonable weather! Let's get them over and done with and hope for something better next year. Seems to me there is a lot of … [Read more...] about Newsletter Summer 2016
It's been a funny old year so far, but here we are half way through the year already at February Half Term. I hope you are enjoying the sunshine and the promise of spring flowers even if the daffodils did get a bit confused this year! In a year of … [Read more...] about Spring Newsletter 2016
Schools are coming under increasing pressure to move to academy status. It is likely that in the next year or so, this will become a mandatory move. To help governors and school leaders through this challenging change, INSPIR.ED and Merganser … [Read more...] about The move to become an Academy: Where do you stand?
So now we have the guidance on the reforms to primary accountability that will come into effect from 2016. The new attainment and progress performance measures and the new floor target finally explained in a document that I hope everyone knows is on … [Read more...] about Holding Schools to Account 2016
Heard from my New Head teacher Network group that reviews of their provision by those who conduct these things are asking for more evidence that comment marking leads to action by the pupils that improves their work, and that this evidence needs to … [Read more...] about Remarkable Marking!
Places are going fast for the SW AAIA Annual Conference on March 16th in Bristol. Check out the event by clicking on the date in my calendar. For more details and to book (it's cheaper before the end of January) visit Quick Links on the main … [Read more...] about Book Now!
Inspir.ed is starting the New Year with a new image! My new look has been under construction for some time and has just gone live. I shall resume the regular Newsletter at half term in February and in the meantime I shall endeavour to blog … [Read more...] about New Website !
Welcome to another academic year. I hope you all enjoyed the break and return refreshed to tackle the job in hand! This year will provide plenty of challenge as schools enter a transition period between old and new curricula, and get to grips with … [Read more...] about AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2014