Choosing a school

choosing a school

We are at that time of the year when decisions need to be made about which school to send your child. Choosing a school whether it is primary or secondarycan be one of the most important decisions you take for them so you need to try to get it as right as possible.   Where to start Once upon a […]

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Short Inspections

Short inspections

Since September 2015, Ofsted have been carrying out a new form of inspections ‘Short Inspections’. As it says on the tin, they are are short and focused. Who gets one? All good maintained schools and academies. It is generally the case that most good schools and providers stay good from inspection to inspection. A short inspection provides confirmation to parents, […]

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I’m a school governor! #1

Governors Corner

Being a school governor can be a very rewarding occupation. In this occasional series, governors from across a variety of phases and establishment share what it was like for them. Meet Denise! Changing role I have been a governor in maintained schools in a London Borough for over 24 years. Governance has changed beyond recognition during that time and has […]

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‘Cast Life’ – a guide to DDH

Cast Life

Meet Spica Warrior Don’t worry if you have never heard of it. It is not well publicized nor supported despite being a common congenital abnormality that affects between one and three children in a thousand. DDH occurs when the ball and socket of the hip joint do not fit snugly together and whilst not life threatening, if left untreated, can lead to […]

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Guide to Headteacher Performance Management

Perfromance management

Performance management is not a one off event that once done allows you to tick a box. It is a key driver to school improvement and presented as a transparent shared experience, it can provide an opportunity for all staff to feel valued. This  post deals with the process for the Head Teacher. Appraisal is cyclical Appraising performance is a cycle of actions: […]

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