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The current draft formats of the framework and inspection schedule are probably about right. Many of the changes are obvious, but there are a few things that may not leap out at you. Here are three, worthy of consideration. 1 Gaps in attainment between different groups of pupils and of all pupils nationally and how rapidly they are closing. 2 A record of low-level disruption in classrooms and how leadership and management support the reduction of incidents. 3 The expectation of increased consistency and support for literacy across the curriculum at all Key stages. As a bonus, I would add that SMSC will be judged in every evidence gathering activity that inspectors undertake. So, how well-prepared are you? Would you find a pre-inspection visit helpful?
I will show you how to bring together the best in ‘Behaviour
Intervention’ practices, ‘Brain-friendly’ and ‘Accelerated
Learning’ principles and Strategy based approaches to Behaviour,
Teaching and Learning. They all come together in a heady
brew that brings results. These approaches will work from
Nursery to Tertiary. A variety of buy-in options available,
QCA were very
pro-active in improving Teaching and Learning through
Case studies and good practice. At Simple Solutions
for Education, we applaud this, but go further in terms
of improving intelligences, bringing Creativity and Enjoyment
to all Key Stages.
Drama is the cornerstone of the business. Whether you
are looking at improving literacy teaching, Drama and
the workings of the brain, assessment in Drama or any
other Drama related need, these pages are well worth viewing.
How about Challenge in the Nursery? or Using Drama to
stretch the more able? Improving outcomes at GCSE? You can find central training,
on-site support and LEA options here.
This arm of the consultancy deals with finding solutions
to your particular difficulties. You will be helped towards an
integrated, user-friendly approach, from classroom to
SMT. If you can use a word processor and a spreadsheet,
you can have an effective system from Early Learning Goals
to a complex secondary school's requirements.
We work in a highly stressed profession. One especially
productive form of INSET is to teach your staff a range
of relaxation techniques. Learn massage, visualisation,
staged talk-throughs, and a range of physical and mental
exercises that can help your staff at crisis points and
through longer term stress control.
The Assessment cd-rom for Drama, KS 1-3, is very popular, even though references to GCSE no longer apply. We are now in a position to drop the price right down to
£21.50 inc. p&p.