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Congratulations to St Mary’s Church of England Primary School in Burnham-on-Crouch

The recently published inspection report on St Mary’s C of E Primary in Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex tells a story of a school that has made strong progress in all areas since its last inspection in early 2014.  It commends the school’s leaders for the actions they have taken and the culture of ambition that has [...]

September 22nd, 2016|

Precision Pedagogy

Teaching the right thing in the right way to the right learners Precision Pedagogy is a research based approach that enables teachers to assess precisely, to identify effective strategies for learning, to break down objectives into smaller manageable steps and to systematically plan for the success of their learners. Precision Pedagogy is based on [...]

August 25th, 2016|

EdisonLearning release the Quality Framework for Leadership

The second of EdisonLearning’s suite of professional frameworks, the Quality Framework for Leadership (QFL) has now been released for schools in England and Wales. Building on the success and popularity of the Quality Framework for Learning and Teaching that now underpins the professional discussions between teachers in hundreds of schools across the country, the Quality [...]

August 18th, 2016|

EdisonLearning Launches Compass; tracking and planning success for learners

Tracking and planning success for learners School improvement specialists EdisonLearning have released Compass, a new approach to tracking pupil progress designed with classroom teachers at its heart. “Compass has been built on the core principle that ‘we assess in order to teach’”, said Director of Education Services, Dr Allan Sigston.  “Too often tracking tools [...]

August 17th, 2016|

“Employers don’t just value what people know: they value what they can do”

The latest Education and Skills Survey from the CBI and Pearson highlights once more the importance placed by employers on the development of young people’s personal and social capabilities. The report – the CBI’s ninth – provides a powerful endorsement for schools that have championed approaches such as EdisonLearning’s Learning and Life Skills which position [...]

August 10th, 2016|

Congratulations to Carbeile Junior School!

“Pupils are confident, articulate and self-reliant young people.”   The recently published inspection report on Carbeile Junior School in Cornwall tells the story of a school that has fully embraced the Aspire approach.   Inspectors recognised that the school had “improved rapidly since the last inspection”, and praised the purposeful leadership of head teacher Pete [...]

July 19th, 2016|

Congratulations to Thorpe Greenways Junior School!

“Our school is brilliant”   That is the most striking phrase in the recently published report on Thorpe Greenways Junior School in Southend-on-Sea which judged the school to be Good in all areas. Thorpe Greenways Junior School has been a participant in the NAHT Aspire pilot programme since 2013, and the influence and impact [...]

July 19th, 2016|

What makes the difference? Reflections on the NFER’s analysis of the performance of Academies

The observations that follow are personal reflections, albeit informed by the work EdisonLearning has done with the National Association of Headteachers in developing, delivering and evaluating the NAHT Partner Schools Programme. The NFER published a meticulous review of the performance of Academies in June[1]. The results indicate, for both primary and secondary schools, that there [...]

July 19th, 2016|

Assessment Clarification

The NAHT has published the following information about schools’ assessment experience this year. 86% of respondents to an NAHT survey said that the KS2 reading test was significantly harder than expected. The threshold or "pass mark" has not been set for KS2. If all schools get lower scores, the expected standard (the actual raw score [...]

July 5th, 2016|

School Website Requirements are changing again!

From 1 September 2016, there will be new requirements about what schools must publish on their websites. Changes to the information to be included about Key Stage 2 assessment are being introduced because of the way performance measures are changing. There are also changes to the information to be published about the pupil premium, as [...]

July 5th, 2016|