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What’s New In UK Education?

Don’t know what your colleagues are talking about? Make sure you don’t get behind with UK Education News! Download our free app for iPhone and Android – full details on this page Updated Daily The education news items on this page are drawn from the BBC news feed. Our free app called UK Education News […]

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3 Common Time Wasters – Some Uncomfortable Truths Here!

  3 Common Time Wasters – Some Uncomfortable Truths Here!  Let me know if you agree or not in the comments below

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Why Do Lesson Observations?

    Lesson Observations – Why Do Them? It’s a question quite a few teachers have asked over the years.

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The Off Sted Code

Find Out What Ofsted Thinks About Lesson Observations You would need to trawl through every recent Ofsted Inspection Report.  Well, good news! We’ve done it for you.  We have cut through all the “coded” language to bring you the most concise and informative summary of report extracts  on the subject of Lesson Observations there is […]

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Changes In The Common Inspection Framework (2015)

Photo Source A main change in the way Ofsted will inspect Further Education from September 2015 it is that they will make four graded judgments:     effectiveness of leadership and management     quality of teaching, learning and assessment     personal development, behaviour and welfare     outcomes for learners and there will be a greater emphasis […]

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A Vital Question For Any Training Organisation

 How can we improve our  Teaching, Learning and Assessment?   ‘The importance of consistently good or better teaching, learning and assessment has never been more significant for learners in further education.’                                                                                                                                       Ofsted Press Release 18th September 2014   Ofsted’s comment is a result of their concern for those learners who have not done […]

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What Can Be Done About The “Moving Goal Posts” In Observation Best Practice?

One thing I think we can all agree on is that in our line of work the ‘goal posts are always moving’.  This is to be expected (and a positive thing) if provision is to improve and what was deemed outstanding practice becomes the ‘norm’ for all. This is particularly so when we look at […]

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