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OFSTED, History and British culture

The new OFSTED handbook which asks inspectors to focus on pupils’ cultural development sets out what they are looking for. Big implications for history, as you can see

The cultural development of pupils is shown by their:
 understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others
 understanding [...]

OFSTED will be looking more closely at your history curriculum from September

Under new guidance issued to OFSTED inspectors last week,inspectors must now pay even greater attention to a school’s curriculum to ensure that it is appropriately broad and balanced to help prepare young people for life in modern Britain. It is very likely that the searchlight will be trained on the history curriculum in particular which [...]