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QA South-West can help pre-schools, nursery schools, primary schools, secondary schools, all-through schools and sixth form colleges to improve. Paul Garvey and his consultant team have a wealth of experience and will provide excellent value for money during any support by always extending advice and support beyond the initial remit.
Why is the Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment inspected? (Adapted from 'Taking Control' - soon to be published.) You could be forgiven if you are wondering why this is still being inspected. I am! Ofsted don’t grade lessons any more and indeed haven’t graded...read more
#nobestwayoverall After being in hundreds of schools and thousands and thousands of lessons, my experience would lend my support to the hashtag #nobestwayoverall. However, experience is nothing like enough. I have only been in a very small proportion of all the...read more
I'm prompted to write this after some recent tweets and blog posts extolling Prof Coe's position that: 'Learning occurs when we think hard' Is this true? And if it is, what exactly are the implications of this for teachers? If it is true, then can pupils only learn,...read more
Sean Harford, (@HarfordSean on Twitter) Ofsted's National Director, is keen to get the message out there about what Ofsted don't want to see in terms of marking and feedback. Still I'm hearing many comments in schools, around marking, which these 'Ofsted myth busters'...read more
I wrote this as a result of reading two excellent posts from @Sue_Cowley and @debrakidd, both of which were written in response to other posts saying we should never use such things as 'Pokémon Go' in the classroom, as they are 'gimmicks'. The blog posts are here: ...read more