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OFSTED: we need a brand new model, not just a re-spray

Frank Coffield.  In September 2019 Ofsted will introduce a new Framework of Inspection and it has already begun to work on revising the current version. That timescale and the arrival of a new Chief Inspector offer the chance of change,

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Accountability: just what do we want to measure?

Chris Husbands Over the last 20 years, secondary school performance measures have had an enormous impact on schools’ behaviour, parental preference and, indeed, local house prices. Published in local and national league tables, they have been based on the proportion

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Posted in Chris Husbands, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

We need a full-scale, politically neutral review of accountability and exams

Chris Husbands If nothing else, today’s Ofqual report into this year’s GCSE reminds us that few things in education are more technically complex than assessment. The controversial report itself is a difficult document to navigate. The differences between marks, grades

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