New Maths GCSE grades 1 to 9 grade descriptors A print friendly version of the Maths GCSE grade 1 to 9 descriptors can be found here. The Department of further Education (DfE) have released some ‘grade descriptors’ for the new…

New Maths GCSE grades 1 to 9 grade descriptors A print friendly version of the Maths GCSE grade 1 to 9 descriptors can be found here. The Department of further Education (DfE) have released some ‘grade descriptors’ for the new…

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Guest blogger: @tambotaylor Level 6 Maths Two years ago I took over as headteacher of Park Hill Primary school in Coventry and like all schools it had its strengths and areas for development. One particular area that needed fine tuning was…

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Hitler’s Learning Walk to please Ofsted goes disastrously wrong, you will cry with laughter! This is one of the most funniest teacher OfSTED related videos I have ever watched. It is a new one which shows how we try to…

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Assessing Pupil Progress How to demonstrate progress in a lesson is a search query that is on the up and teachers across the globe have this at the forefront of their lesson planning. I was fortunate to find the following…

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OfSTED Online As a Mathematics leader you will almost definitely be asked to be part of a meeting with one of the OfSTED inspectors during an inspection. Do not PANIC, you will be just fine, remember that the OfSTED inspector…

Most OfSTED inspectors would charge some ridiculous amounts of money for this information but here it is for you completely FREE : ) ! Under the new framework the “Attainment” meeting is arguably one of the most important meetings that…

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So you are a senior leader and you have had that phone call or anticipating the nod as OfSTED are “around”. Do not panic! Always remember that OfSTED inspectors are like you and me, they are human and probably as…

The Perfect OfSTED Lesson Before our recent OfSTED inspection every member of staff in the school was given a copy of the “The Perfect Ofsted Lesson”. I am not going to say that it helped with the final verdict but…

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OfSTED OfSTED OfSTED Hitler reacts to the news of an Ofsted inspection, you will cry with laughter! This is the most funniest teacher OfSTED related video I have ever watched. Everyone who has watched it has reacted with tears of…

Mini plenaries – ideas to use in any lesson to demonstrate progress If you are looking for ways to become an Outstanding Teacher then you have come to the right page. The current buzz word at the moment is “mini plenary”,…

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Question and Answers in teaching, How to deliver outstanding questioning in the classroom? Like with everything in life, keep things simple. I am not at any point saying that this is my idea or concept but for many years I…

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So you just had an OfSTED inspection, and you are not happy with the result of the feedback from your lesson observation! Do not worry you are not alone as this is a very common occurrence within the teaching profession and although…

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One question I am asked all the time is what is the difference between an ofsted good and an ofsted outstanding. There is no set teaching style or type of lesson that makes a lesson outstanding. However, for an outstanding…

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