Teacher Workload: Ofsted are sitting up and taking notice…are you?

Teacher Workload: Ofsted are sitting up and taking notice…are you? Further to my previous blogs on teacher workload, it may interest many of you to note that Ofsted has recently issued guidance to its inspectors warning them not to place high value on extensive marking for its own sake.  In their most recent ‘School Inspection [...]

2017-01-10T09:08:08+00:00December 20th, 2016|

Remove unnecessary teacher workload: marking and assessment policy

Further to my recent blog on teacher workload, the NCTL have sent out the following message urging schools to review their policies and practice with regards to marking. The message is clear, schools must take steps to ensure that marking is “meaningful, manageable, and motivating”.  The key word here is manageable – make it your [...]

2017-01-10T09:08:08+00:00December 8th, 2016|

A New Home for MKTSA

Over the years, the Milton Keynes Teaching School Alliance has grown and expanded. Therefore, we have now moved to Whitehouse Primary School (part of the Inspiring Futures through Learning, Multi-Academy Trust). Whitehouse Primary School is based on the new Whitehouse Development, part of the Western Expansion Area. All future training programs will now be held here, [...]

2017-01-10T09:08:08+00:00December 5th, 2016|

Government reiterates ambition for all schools to become academies

The White Paper may be on the back-burner but the government’s ambition for all schools to become academies was firmly reiterated yesterday in a statement from the DfE announcing new funding for school improvement to be released from September 2017. Justine Greening does, however, recognise the need to support all schools whilst there continues to [...]

2016-12-05T11:43:09+00:00December 1st, 2016|