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School improvement update

October 2016
DfE updates

The latest version of the DfE requirements to the school census have been produced.  Schools Week have produced a helpful commentary.

Progress 8 explained in a 3 minute video from the DfE.

Special education needs - analysis and summary of data sources is now available.

The latest rural primary schools designation list has just been published.

Ofsted updates

Ofsted is keen that all schools are aware of inspection myths. Schools should make decisions which are right for pupils, not just for Ofsted.

There is now guidance from Raiseonline for those primary schools needing to amend their data to reflect more recent information.

Guidance on how to compare and contrast performance in inspections across regions.

Take the time to listen to vulnerable children - a new report from Ofsted's Director for Social Care.

A helpful post on revised expectations for governing bodies from Nauren Khalid.
Useful links

Two pupils from every state-funded school or college in England can visit the Western Front. Details on the First World War Centenary Battlefields Tour Programme.

The Teacher Development Trust has produced a useful audit to help evaluated CPD.

The Learning Scientists team have produced materials to show six strategies for effective learning.

Suffolk SACRE has produced a helpful document to support the Prevent agenda in schools.
And finally..

Leadership Matters have a new resource for schools - it includes 360 degree peer review and leadership predisposition tools in addition to articles and resources from national leaders.

My new book High Challenge, Low Threat is available on Amazon.
Counter-Extremism video resource for teachers, SLT and governors - See more at:
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