‘Attitudes’: What exactly will Ofsted look for?

From this term, Ofsted will be reporting on both the ‘behaviour’ and ‘attitudes’ of a school’s pupils as one of the four judgements within the new Education Inspection Framework. In a move designed to emphasise the importance of how pupils approach their learning and life in school, do we really know enough about attitudes and how they are formed to inspect them? Suzanne O’Connell takes a look...

Editorial Comment: Please don't cut your CPD

The funding crisis in education risks creating barriers to CPD as schools are forced to cut costs. Paul Whiteman urges headteachers to resist any temptation to cut back on staff training and CPD
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Into Film Festival 2019

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Knowledge Bank


What is the biggest driver of leadership workload?

VOTE Inspection preparation (59%)

VOTE Parental complaints/engagement (3%)

VOTE Behaviour (7%)

VOTE Staffing issues (11%)

VOTE Government policy/initiatives (11%)

VOTE The curriculum (4%)

VOTE Child protection (4%)

VOTE Finance and management (1%)

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