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New Luton Network

We have opportunities for Primary and Secondary schools in Luton and the surrounding areas to join a new NAHT Aspire network, which will be launching in  April 2017. You can find out more about Aspire and register your interest in joining the new network by attending a meeting at: Putteridge Primary School, Putteridge Road, Luton, LU2 8HJ on Monday [...]

March 2nd, 2017|

Preparing for a Ofsted Section 8 (One Day) Inspection

Preparing for a Section 8 (One Day) Inspection for Schools Previously Judged to be Good.   “Short inspections provide schools with the opportunity to share with the HMI how they are sustaining and continuing to improve the good quality of education for pupils.” “The HMI will plan inspections so that leaders and governors have [...]

February 27th, 2017|

There are no “silver bullets” in schools

Sir David Carter: “There are no "silver bullets" in schools. The things that really make a difference take time" #Teach2017. NAHT Aspire has been designed with these exact principles in mind. NAHT Aspire is a partnership approach to school improvement. There is no catalogue of courses and no imposed set of strategies. Instead, there [...]

February 23rd, 2017|

The Art of Being Brilliant

In these times when it can sometimes seem as if the only things that are valued are those that can be measured, it is worth pausing for a moment to consider the things that are truly important for the development of well-rounded human beings.  Following on from our Continuing Partnership Conference in October and [...]

February 6th, 2017|

Pupil premium

Most of you will have realise that the requirements for reporting on Pupil Premium have changed. You must publish a strategy for the school’s use of the pupil premium. You no longer have to publish a ‘pupil premium statement’. For the current academic year, you must include: your school’s pupil premium grant allocation [...]

February 6th, 2017|

Ofsted’s latest Guidance to Inspectors about Marking and Feedback.

Ofsted is still working hard to change the way in which marking and feedback is approached in schools. The latest School Inspection Update for inspectors contains the following message from Sean Harford.  “The last three school inspection updates have included information about our myth-busting work, including drawing attention to the reports from the DfE’s [...]

February 6th, 2017|

Summary of Key Stage 2 Outcomes for Partner Schools in 2016

Dr Allan Sigston, Director of Education Services for EdisonLearning, produced this analysis of outcomes for the 2015-16 academic year. Some schools will already have had sight of it, but others may not have. This paper refers to data on progress as well as attainment from 85 schools, although not all the schools returned all [...]

February 6th, 2017|

UK Managing Director

In the three years since EdisonLearning’s ownership transition, our company has taken positive steps in both operational performance and business growth to set us on a trajectory for a strong and successful future. This has especially been the case with the work done by our team in the United Kingdom, which in no small measure has [...]

February 1st, 2017|

Congratulations to The RJ Mitchell Primary School!

The RJ Mitchell Primary School, in Hornchurch, has been working in partnership with EdisonLearning since September 2007. Prior to 2005, The RJ Mitchell Primary School experienced a very unsettled period with threatened closure, dropping numbers and a very high turnover of children causing a barrier to achievement. In 2005, an Acting Head Teacher led the [...]

January 25th, 2017|