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Overdue Ofsted report - our expert's predictions

It has taken a lot of hours for Ofsted to discover that the primary curriculum is skewed by SATs, that the foundation subjects are being squeezed and creative teaching is not as widespread as they hoped.  They find that timetabling is conservative, priorities are focused on the acquisition of knowledge and there is a lack of flair in some of the teaching. And, apparently, we don’t know what we mean when we say ‘skills’.

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DfE publishes Character Education report, outlining provisions for Character Education in schools

The DfE have published a report on developing character skills in schools. The report, which can be found on the DfE’s website, provides a summary of the key findings on research into the provision of character education in schools. The research carried out included a national survey and a number of case studies.

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Ofsted Mythbusting

As part of Rising Stars relationship with Ofsted we’ll be running a live twitter chat with Joanna Hall, Deputy Director of Schools for Ofsted @JoannaHallHMI on 14 June from 8-9pm. Have your chance to ask the questions you’d like to know from Ofsted and find out what they’re really looking for.We’ll be chatting using the hashtag #rslivechat.

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Live Twitter Chat with Ofsted

Join us for a live Twitter chat with Ofsted – 14th June 8-9pm online with @risingstarsedu

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Prepare your assessment system for inspection

We've not got long to wait for our Primary Assessment 2016 Conference, and we’re looking forward to welcoming Headteachers, Deputy Heads and Subject Coordinators from across the country. For those of you who haven’t yet registered, here’s a summary of all that we’ll be covering on the day.

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