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Coasting schools and the NAHT Aspire Programme

What is a coasting school? Of course the starting point is the DfE data driven definition – a complex series of criteria over the last three years against changing thresholds and expectations. But what does this actually tell us? That teaching hasn’t been strong enough to achieve consistently good outcomes? [...]

2017-03-10T08:44:45+00:00 March 9th, 2017|

The DfE’s Standards for professional development and NAHT Aspire – the perfect fit

By Steven Horsley Last year, the Department for Education published an interesting document titled “Standards for teachers’ professional development” and an associated guide to implementation. This publication was delivered with very little fanfare, and a straw poll of colleagues has identified that at the time of writing this blog there is very little, if [...]

2017-03-22T10:07:07+00:00 March 8th, 2017|

New Norfolk / North Suffolk Network

We have opportunities for Primary schools in Norfolk and North Suffolk to join a new NAHT Aspire network, which will be launching in in April 2017. You can find out more about Aspire and register your interest in joining the new network by attending a meeting at Nightingale Infant School and Nursery on Friday [...]

2017-03-07T11:00:33+00:00 March 7th, 2017|

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 [...]

2017-03-02T14:37:41+00:00 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 [...]

2017-02-27T14:31:22+00:00 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 [...]

2017-02-23T09:21:04+00:00 February 23rd, 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 [...]

2017-02-03T12:59:51+00:00 January 25th, 2017|

Postgraduate Certificate in School Improvement / Postgraduate Diploma in Education

EdisonLearning are delighted to announce the University of Derby’s post graduate Certificate/ Diploma  School Improvement. This has been designed with strands, subject and senior leaders in NAHT Aspire, Cooperative Challenge and EdisonLearning partner schools and will enable them to use their experience as the basis for study and accreditation. Click here to download more information. [...]

2017-02-03T12:59:51+00:00 January 25th, 2017|