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Congratulations to Carden and Baldwin’s Hill Primary Schools!

Both Carden Primary School, Brighton and Baldwin’s Hill Primary, East Grinstead have recently achieved a Good rating from Ofsted. There is an interesting link between these schools. The Head at Carden and Executive Teacher and one Head of School at Baldwin’s Hill – which is part of the Grenestede Academy - took up their [...]

2017-05-31T11:24:25+00:00 June 5th, 2017|

Strategic School Improvement Fund

In March 2017 the DFE announced the Strategic School Improvement Fund and the eligibility criteria for schools and providers. EdisonLearning are seeking partner organisations from Teaching Schools, Multi Academy Trusts and Local Authorities to become accredited partners for the delivery of the NAHT Aspire programme independently and through the fund. NAHT represent over 80% [...]

2017-05-16T15:46:46+00:00 May 16th, 2017|

How is data being used to inform Ofsted Inspections?

Almost three years after the introduction of the new National Curriculum, the focus of concern for the overwhelming majority of schools is still the accuracy of progress and attainment data which will be used to inform Ofsted’s judgement of the effectiveness of a school. The 5th May saw the publication of a new information [...]

2017-05-12T11:19:02+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

Celebrating National Charter Schools Week

Our colleagues at EdisonLearning Inc celebrated National Charter Schools week last week. EdisonLearning has helped to establish a solid educational model and learning culture in a number of Charter Schools. Read what our President and Chief Executive Officer, Thom Jackson, had to say below.   Upon the conclusion of the American Revolution, our newly [...]

2017-05-10T08:48:01+00:00 May 10th, 2017|

Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund

The 3rd of May was the day that bids for Round 1 funding from prospective providers was submitted to the DFE. It is hoped that the timetable for contract award in June still happens, but with a general election in the middle of the process then who can tell. What does it mean for schools? – [...]

2017-05-09T16:44:33+00:00 May 9th, 2017|

Accolades for Compass! Congratulations to Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School

Congratulations on Holy Trinity’s successful Ofsted inspection with compliments about their rigorous tracking system based on Compass. “As leaders you have introduced a rigorous tracking system that allows you to closely monitor the progress of all pupils over time. This system is used effectively in pupil progress meetings to hold teachers to account and [...]

2017-05-08T09:07:08+00:00 May 4th, 2017|

Successful BSI ISO 9001 Annual Assessment

EdisonLearning is pleased to report on the success of its BSI ISO 9001 assessment, which took place on 12th April 2017, having now successfully retained the accreditation for 10 years. The objective of the assessment was to conduct a surveillance assessment, following EdisonLearning’s successful ISO 9001 re-accreditation in 2016. The BSI assessor’s objective was [...]

2017-04-18T15:13:43+00:00 April 18th, 2017|

Austerity, expectations and continuing professional development (CPD)

Reconciling the pressures of austerity, a new school funding formula, a step change in national expectations of learners and ever vigilant Ofsted inspection cannot be other than a huge challenge for school leaders and governors. However if new resources cannot be part of the solution the only alternative is to do some things differently [...]

2017-04-04T12:52:15+00:00 April 18th, 2017|

Thom Jackson, President & CEO of EdisonLearning visits Edison UK

Our President & CEO, Thom Jackson, made literally a flying visit to the UK; which saw a busy 3 days meeting advisers, customers and partners. A visit to Sheringham Primary School, Newham, let Thom see the NAHT Aspire Partnership at work and a meeting purchase lipitor generic with NAHT General Secretary, Russell Hobby, confirmed [...]

2017-04-07T16:16:58+00:00 April 6th, 2017|

School Ofsted Inspection Update Issue 9: March 2017 – The Headlines

Lesson observations When observing lessons and feeding back to teachers afterwards, inspectors must only use their observations during individual lessons to establish strengths and areas for improvement. They should not give the false impression that they have allocated a grade to the lesson. Clarification about eligibilty for short inspections. Pupil referral units, [...]

2017-04-04T14:40:21+00:00 April 4th, 2017|