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Consultation outcome – Primary assessment in England

On 11th April the DfE published “Primary Assessment in England and Wales”, which sets out the intentions for assessment to be implemented in all schools by the end of 2020. Key points to note are: NFER has been awarded the contract to design and deliver a new baseline assessment. The Reception Baseline [...]

2018-04-18T08:47:59+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

Changes to the school inspection window

Ofsted have made changes to the inspection time frames with the following effective immediately, they are: extending the usual timeframe within which good schools receive a short inspection from approximately 3 to 4 years. The maximum period in which Ofsted would return remains the statutory 5 years from the end of the academic [...]

2018-04-17T10:49:07+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

Best Value for Outstanding School Improvement

We all know that money is in short supply so how do you get best value from your school improvement plans? Simple, NAHT Aspire… With ever increasing financial and performance pressures the NAHT Aspire programme delivers outstanding value to schools and commissioning bodies. For example, the cost to a Local Authority of converting a [...]

2018-03-19T15:48:29+00:00 March 19th, 2018|

Congratulations to Girlington Primary School in Bradford

Congratulations to Girlington Primary School in Bradford, who have retained their grading of “Good” in their recent Ofsted inspection. The Inspection report observed: “The inspection team recognised the deep commitment to every child and family - This is because you are resolute in your ambition for them all to be successful learners who achieve [...]

2018-03-15T08:30:35+00:00 March 14th, 2018|

Congratulations to Great Linford Primary School

Congratulations to Great Linford Primary School in Milton Keynes, who have retained their grading of “Good” in their recent Ofsted inspection. The inspection team recommended a Section 5 inspection next time, as they judged that “the school is improving towards outstanding.” Great Linford joined the Milton Keynes NAHT Aspire network in May 2015. Headteacher, [...]

2018-03-01T08:38:32+00:00 March 1st, 2018|

Disappointed with your school’s SAT results?

115 schools were engaged in NAHT Aspire when learners took the 2017 SATS. Before partnering with NAHT Aspire 44% of the schools were ‘Good or better’. By the time of the 2017 SATS 74% were judged to be ‘Good or better’. Overall the NAHT Aspire partner schools: Increased the percentage of learners meeting [...]

2018-01-12T14:01:19+00:00 January 10th, 2018|

Ofsted Confirms New Arrangements for Short Inspections

From: Ofsted Part of: Inspections Published: 5 December 2017 Changes will ensure short inspections are responsible interventions that minimise the burden on schools. A more supportive and collaborative approach to short inspections of good schools was announced by Ofsted today. The new arrangements are set out in Ofsted’s response to September’s consultation on changes to short inspections. [...]

2017-12-11T10:13:00+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

What should schools do to improve outcomes and life chances for their learners?

Life Lessons – Improving Essential Life Skills for Young People – Sutton Trust Report October 2017 The report focusses on the growing importance and impact of essential life skills, both in the work place and to improve life chances of young people. Essential life skills are grouped into five domains; self-control, self-perception, social skills, [...]

2017-11-14T08:49:48+00:00 November 14th, 2017|

Tim Rylands

We were very saddened to learn of the recent untimely death of a wonderful teacher and communicator Tim Rylands.  Well known to many of our partnership schools we were delighted to have Tim and Sarah Neild as the keynote presenters at our Celebrating Partnership Conference in London in July 2015. His theme was Tech [...]

2017-11-07T09:07:55+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|