Browsing Archive: January, 2012

Sample workshops for HoD, also HoD of Maths and Sciences

Posted by Audrey Curnock on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, In : our web site updates 
We pleased to note that we've added some sample workshops for Heads of Department of Mathematics and HoD of Sciences.  We've added a note on copyright as well.   27/1/2012
 
We pleased to note that we've added some sample workshops for Heads of Department, and a list of workshops with costings on "Our Services" page.  24/1/2012
 

 

 

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A million pupils in coasting schools

Posted by Audrey Curnock on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, In : OFSTED 
Ofsted cites that as many as one million pupils in England are spending their schooling (primary and secondary) in schools rated no better than "satisfactory."  Under new plans, a  "satisfactory" rating  will be replaced with "requires improvement." Click here  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9020744/Ofsted-one-million-children-stuck-in-coasting-schools.html  for details.
 
 
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Independent Assessment Tests

Posted by Audrey Curnock on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : Raising Standards 
Have you seen GL Assessments?  http://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/.  Really interesting company.  We like
"PASS"  = Pupils attitudes to Self and School. The aim is to be better able to support pupils and so raise standards.

 

 

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Sample workshops now live

Posted by Audrey Curnock on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : our web site updates 
We've added some sample workshops. Also our e-mail server has been updated today.

 

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Today, class, we build your character

Posted by Audrey Curnock on Tuesday, January 10, 2012,

An interesting piece by Anthony Sheldon, Master of Wellington College, reported in The Sunday Times on 1/1/2012. The article remarks on research relating to "positive psychology" which suggests 24 areas of character strength that schools could build on. Linking academic achievement with enrichment outside the classroom seems an ideal scenario.  (Researchers include Angela Duckworth, Martin Seligman, David Levin and Dominic Randolph.)  Schools are encouraged to develop pupils' creativity as we...


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English Baccalaureate

Posted by Audrey Curnock on Tuesday, January 10, 2012,
The English Baccalaureate is now likely to remain in place until 2013, the DfE announced in early December 2011. We fully support the introduction of this measure of traditional subject-choice. The measure recognises where pupils have secured a C grade or better across a core of academic subjects – English, mathematics, history or geography, the sciences and a language.  See http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/qualifications/englishbac/a0075975/theenglishbaccalaureate fo...
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Browsing Archive: January, 2012

Sample workshops for HoD, also HoD of Maths and Sciences

Posted by Audrey Curnock on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, In : our web site updates 
We pleased to note that we've added some sample workshops for Heads of Department of Mathematics and HoD of Sciences.  We've added a note on copyright as well.   27/1/2012
 
We pleased to note that we've added some sample workshops for Heads of Department, and a list of workshops with costings on "Our Services" page.  24/1/2012
 

 

 

Continue reading ...
 

A million pupils in coasting schools

Posted by Audrey Curnock on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, In : OFSTED 
Ofsted cites that as many as one million pupils in England are spending their schooling (primary and secondary) in schools rated no better than "satisfactory."  Under new plans, a  "satisfactory" rating  will be replaced with "requires improvement." Click here  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9020744/Ofsted-one-million-children-stuck-in-coasting-schools.html  for details.
 
 
Continue reading ...
 

Independent Assessment Tests

Posted by Audrey Curnock on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : Raising Standards 
Have you seen GL Assessments?  http://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/.  Really interesting company.  We like
"PASS"  = Pupils attitudes to Self and School. The aim is to be better able to support pupils and so raise standards.

 

 

Continue reading ...
 

Sample workshops now live

Posted by Audrey Curnock on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : our web site updates 
We've added some sample workshops. Also our e-mail server has been updated today.

 

Continue reading ...
 

Today, class, we build your character

Posted by Audrey Curnock on Tuesday, January 10, 2012,

An interesting piece by Anthony Sheldon, Master of Wellington College, reported in The Sunday Times on 1/1/2012. The article remarks on research relating to "positive psychology" which suggests 24 areas of character strength that schools could build on. Linking academic achievement with enrichment outside the classroom seems an ideal scenario.  (Researchers include Angela Duckworth, Martin Seligman, David Levin and Dominic Randolph.)  Schools are encouraged to develop pupils' creativity as we...


Continue reading ...
 

English Baccalaureate

Posted by Audrey Curnock on Tuesday, January 10, 2012,
The English Baccalaureate is now likely to remain in place until 2013, the DfE announced in early December 2011. We fully support the introduction of this measure of traditional subject-choice. The measure recognises where pupils have secured a C grade or better across a core of academic subjects – English, mathematics, history or geography, the sciences and a language.  See http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/qualifications/englishbac/a0075975/theenglishbaccalaureate fo...
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