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Second school at Grenestede Academy judged GOOD!

Just a month after the sister school was inspected, Halsford Park Primary – part of the Grenstede Academy has also received an overall Good judgement at inspection. (See news story 5th June for Baldwin’s Hill) The Executive Head Teacher Glenn Livingstone, previously led Hangleton Junior, Hove to a Good judgement in 2014 whilst part [...]

2017-07-18T11:50:28+00:00 July 19th, 2017|

West Borough – Outstanding for Leadership and Early Years Provision. So well deserved!

At a recent inspection, West Borough Primary School received an overall Good judgement including Outstanding for Leadership and for Early Years Foundation Stage. The dedicated team at West Borough Primary school had to wait nearly 2 ½ years for this visit. This time they got the recognition they truly deserve. Having taken part in [...]

2017-07-18T11:58:56+00:00 July 18th, 2017|

NAHT Aspire bucks the trend in inspection outcomes!

Ofsted has issued official statistics and an analysis of inspection outcomes for the period September 2016 to the end of March 2017 that highlights how well primary schools partnering with NAHT Aspire / EdisonLearning are thriving.   The Report notes ‘a lack of improvement of schools that require improvement over previous years’ and that [...]

2017-07-07T09:37:16+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

A Broad and Balanced Curriculum

By Julie Goodridge Recent Ofsted inspections are highlighting a challenge. The challenge is to balance the requirement and opportunity to further develop reading, writing and mathematical skills through other subjects across the curriculum whilst also teaching the skills, knowledge and understanding of those subjects. We are encouraged in the National Curriculum to: ‘use every [...]

2017-06-30T10:18:46+00:00 June 30th, 2017|

Unsustainable Intervention

A well-known trust is planning to develop a knowledge based curriculum after it declared that it has focussed too much on “unsustainable” intervention approaches for turning around schools with the admission that whilst essential for initial impact, the approach isn’t sustainable in the long term”. They are not alone. How many cases of this [...]

2017-06-07T10:58:41+00:00 June 7th, 2017|

Calling all Teaching Schools

Are you a teaching school looking to develop your school improvement portfolio? The original NAHT Aspire programme for primary schools was sponsored by the DFE, independently evaluated by Derby University, and is now being delivered to more than 100 schools nationally. With the launch of the Strategic School Improvement fund (SSIF) and the Teaching [...]

2017-06-06T10:20:38+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

Ofsted Success May 2017 – The Ilfracombe Academy

We are delighted to hear that a former secondary partner school, The Ilfracombe Academy, secured a good judgement in its recent Ofsted inspection – its first Ofsted inspection following a two-year partnership with EdisonLearning. It was a pleasure to work with such a committed school community – congratulations to everyone and we look forward [...]

2017-06-05T10:36:34+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

Ofsted Success 2014-2017 – Secondary Partner Schools

Whilst many secondary schools now work with EdisonLearning on bespoke projects to develop certain aspects of provision such as teaching and learning using our Recipe for Great Teaching or leadership using our Quality Framework for Leadership some secondary schools engage in more holistic, longer term partnerships. They do so having undertaken EdisonLearning’s school review [...]

2017-06-05T10:35:14+00:00 June 5th, 2017|

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|