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Elusive outstanding teaching grade even harder to achieve?

Having just studied OFSTED’s latest data on their 2016 inspections carried out in the Autumn Term 2010 ( and yes, I should have better things to do!) I was flabberghasted to see the very low proportion of lessons in both primary and secondary school where teaching was graded ‘outstanding’. Go on, have a guess!  In the [...]

GCSE history, e-bacc, and subject league tables. Where will it end?

So we now learn from the new league tables that in as many as 175 state schools, not one pupil was entered for all five of the traditional subjects counted in the new measure. In 70 schools no students were entered for history and twice that number were not entered for geography. We are told that [...]