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Leadership Development and the White Paper – the Big Issues

Changes within the education system are creating more autonomy but more accountability. As has been seen in our other blogs, Teacher Training and the White Paper and Ofsted and the White Paper, an overarching theme of the White Paper is to move towards a much more school-led system. “Our changes are designed to empower and …

Ofsted and the White Paper – the Big Issues

Recently, The Government White Paper, “Educational Excellence Everywhere” was published, with far reaching implications on a number of issues. It proposes that, in the new academic year, Ofsted will consult on: “removing the separate graded judgements on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment”. It does, however, point out that: “teaching, learning and assessment are …

RAISEonline has released the 2015 Key Stage 1 and phonics final, Key Stage 2 validated and the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) data. The summary reports will be updated from 9am on Tuesday 23 February 2016 and the inspection dashboards from 9am on Thursday 25 February 2016. The Key Stage 2 validated data reflect …

Post 16 providers will be aware that from 2016 there will be new accountability measures in place and that these will be reported in the January 2017 performance tables for this age group. The DfE’s publication ‘16 to 19 accountability headline measures: technical guide’ states that the new headline performance measures will shine a light …

  When considering the curriculum students will follow in schools, school leaders cannot ignore the impact of decisions on the accountability measures that schools are placed under.  However, the number of qualifications that each student is entered for will be a matter of judgement by the school and will likely be determined by what best …

  You will be well aware of the importance of English in the new KS4 accountability measures.  Students are likely to either enter GCSE English or two separate GCSEs in English literature and English language in 2016.  In 2017 the only qualifications which will count as English in the performance tables are the new reformed …

The estimated Attainment 8 score is the average Attainment 8 score of all students nationally with the same prior attainment at key stage 2.  The table below shows the Attainment 8 estimates based on the 2015 cohort averages. These will change annually as the cohort averages change. KS2 average fine level (En and Ma) 2015 …

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