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|

The Role of Class Learning Forums in Linking Values to Achievement – A Case Study

School: Dereham Church of England Junior Academy, Norfolk Headteacher: Neil Toplis Key Lead: Nick Wade   Dereham Church of England Junior Academy entered into partnership with EdisonLearning in September 2015. At that time it had judgements of RI from both Ofsted and SIAMS inspections. The first focus for the Learning Environment Key Lead was [...]

2017-04-04T10:43:25+00:00 April 4th, 2017|

Congratulations to Sea Mills Primary

Congratulations to Sea Mills Primary in Bristol on their recent OFSTED inspection. Sea Mills Primary is one of the original 30 primaries who joined NAHT Aspire as part of the initial pilot programme. After completing the three year partnership, the school remained in a Continuing Partnership with Aspire. This involved continuing to work with [...]

2017-06-07T15:44:42+00:00 March 15th, 2017|

Coasting schools – How to accelerate progress?

Schools are likely to be judged as coasting if they have had three years of weaker progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics in Year 6. So what can schools do to tackle this issue urgently and with impact? Here are some ideas drawn from our partner schools work done though NAHT Aspire and the [...]

2017-03-13T15:52:38+00:00 March 13th, 2017|