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Taking back control of school accountability

IOE events. This month our What if…? debate tackled a reoccurring theme from the series – how we hold schools to account and the impact that has on how schools are run and what they provide for their pupils. This issue

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OFSTED’s worst practice – its four-grade scale – undermines the real advances in its new draft framework

Frank Coffield.  Ofsted has just issued a draft inspection framework for consultation which puts the curriculum at its heart. This is a welcome return to what inspectors used to value, namely the curriculum, although some fundamental questions remain, as John

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Are educational networks the new panacea for system reform? Here’s how to ensure a more thoughtful approach

  Melanie Ehren.  In the last decade many countries have introduced policies to mandate or incentivise school networks. Examples are teaching school alliances and Multi-Academy Trusts in England, regional improvement consortia in Wales, area-learning communities in Northern Ireland, and networks

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School leaders: who sits at your table? And four more questions for the new year

Zachary Walker.  Every generation brings new faces, new ways of thinking and new challenges into our classrooms. In order to prepare students for the dynamic, exciting world they are entering, it is important that we understand and honour this generation

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Seven principles for a fair and relevant assessment system

Ruth Dann. In my contribution to last week’s IOE Debate asking ‘What if… we designed our school testing and assessment system from scratch?‘ I distilled what I think are 7 key principles that might help us shape our examination and

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