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#OfstedMaths Twitterchat with Sean Harford and Jane Jones

This is the chance to ask two prominent Ofsted inspectors for answers to our questions on maths as it relates to inspections. Send your questions in advance and/or vote for questions that others are already posing, by clicking here: And then remember to follow the #OfstedMaths hashtag on Thursday …

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Ofsted Inspection Handbook (correct as of April 2015)

Here’s a copy & paste of the maths section from the Ofsted Inspection Handbook: (School inspection handbook January 2015, No. 120101, page 19, para 55.) Inspecting the teaching of mathematics 55. When evaluating the effectiveness of a school’s work in mathematics through the analysis of performance data, observations in lessons …

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Ofsted and mastery of maths – direct from Jane Jones HMI

If you work in a school where the senior management are reluctant to adopt a mastery curriculum and all the things that go with it (teaching style, intervention structure, assessment systems, etc.) then point them here! I had the opportunity to listen to Jane Jones HMI speak at the Maths …

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Ofsted does not expect…myth-busting doc from schools watchdog

So that I have this for the future, I’ve copied the text verbatim from Ofsted inspections – clarification for schools (October 2014, No. 140169). Ofsted inspections – clarification for schools The purpose of this document is to confirm facts about the requirements of Ofsted and to dispel myths that can …

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How we achieved dramatically good GCSE results in the poorest ward in London

Update: the 2014 GCSE results have put us in the top 10 in the country for 5 A*-C inc EM. Excerpt of an article written by Max Haimendorf, the headteacher with whom I and a small group of teachers founded KSA Secondary in 2009. Five years ago, parents in our …

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