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Ofsted's National Director for Education explains the new framework for the 2019 primary curriculum

Sean Harford, Oftsed's National Director for Education, breaks down the new September 2019 framework for primary schools.

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Encourage children to give feedback in class to support their learning

If children are taught how to give feedback on their learning, it means that teachers can be better equipped to help them make greater progress. Use this lesson plan to encourage children to reflect on what they say  about their learning and how this can help the teacher to support them.

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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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The new Programme of Study for science

Thanks to Tara Mawby, Editor of the ASE’s Primary Science Journal for this blog on science in the new National Curriculum. Read more »

Switched on Learning

In September, we changed our whole school approach to teaching the curriculum.  We looked at a 'themed' approach whereby lessons were linked through Literacy and Science initially then taking on board other subjects link within our themes.  Our 'old' ICT scheme of work couldn't meet our requirements and when I saw and piloted one of the Yr5 units 'we are bloggers' I knew straight away the Switched on ICT scheme was what we needed!

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