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    specail measures

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    ‘Ofsted’-does this little word create a shiver down your spine, give you sleepless nights and an eruption of hives? Or are you one of those leaders who confidently screams ‘Bring it on!’ as you stride down the corridor, the latest copy of your school SEF clutched in your hand? Whatever your personal feelings are, there’s no doubt that Ofsted, its purpose and procedures, remain a controversial issue. One such controversy exists as to whether all schools are playing on a level field. Is Ofsted fundamentally

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    Ofsted Reflective Essay

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    my knowledge about Ofsted greatly. As a student, I have only ever witnessed my previous teachers and schools being inspected and have never experienced the ‘behind the scenes’ of an Ofsted inspection. By completing this task, I feel that I am now able to understand the process that Ofsted follow in a clearer form and feel that this would be very beneficial towards my professional development. This is because as I aspire to be a primary school teacher, I am now aware of what Ofsted look out for in an

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    also identify concerns regarding a child’s health or wellbeing. Research carried out by Ofsted (2011) shows that, assessment improved a practitioner’s awareness of a child’s strengths and weaknesses. Subsequently, this had a positive influence on their planning, as they were able to differentiate and offer adequate support for children. Ofsted believes it to be the best way to improve pupil’s attainment (Ofsted, 2011). Observations are carried out to collect information such as: how a child is progressing;

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    years’ settings in the UK, I feel that the presentation that we had prepared is a useful resource for colleagues to turn back to when they need to prepare themselves for an Ofsted inspection. In my opinion, as we had a member of the team that has experienced an Ofsted inspection and have used up-to-date information about the Ofsted process, I think that this has validated our information. A strength of our PowerPoint was that it well planned in advance. By this, I mean that we had evaluated ourselves

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    Case Study Of Al-Madinah

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    that hit the news headlines because the staff, Ofsted and The Department Of Education (DOE) failed the students resulting in the school being shut down. The free school scandal became a public interest due to the scale of the case all of the students, staff and parents were effected. Due to the vast amounts of complaints made by the parents the school was inspected by Ofsted (The Office for Standard in Education, children services and skills. Ofsted inspected the school and deemed it inadequate,

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    University Press McElwee, M (1999) The Thatcher Legacy. BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/1999/04/99/thatcher_anniversary/330546.stm [Accessed 14/03/2014] OFSTED. (2013) Press release: Ofsted: too many of our brightest children are being let down in the state system. http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/news/ofsted-too-many-of-our-brightest-children-are-being-let-down-state-system Accessed:[ 14/03/2014] Olssen, M., Codd, J. and O’Neill, A. (2004) Education Policy: Globalisation, Citizenship

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    Teaching Learning Behavior

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    . ...d and ask children in the plenary how they felt they’d developed their skill. Each class performed their own assembly to the rest of the school, explaining how the skill had helped them to improve. Outcomes It’s too early to say whether Ofsted would judge the children’s behaviour to have improved but to the teachers and the children there appears to be a marked difference in the children’s engagement with their learning. I remember finding Chatty Charlie in the library engrossed in a book

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    support this theory as the table below illustrates. In the 1998 OfSTED (Office for Standards in Education) Report Recent Research on Gender and Educational Performance the figures showed that at Key Stage 1 girls were already outperforming boys in reading with 83% of girls at the expected level and only 73% of boys (OfSTED, 1998). More recent research indicates that this trend still holds true in Key Stage 2, the OfSTED Report The National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies and the Primary

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    Codes of practice help classify the quality of care clients can expect if they receive care services and they can be used as a source for measuring the quality of care provided. All care professions have code of practice, some codes of practice mainly give advice and guidance, whereas others can be used to measure the quality of care. A policy is different to a code of practice, as it is set in a particular care setting in a particular place. A code of practice for nursery nurses will be relevant

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    be discussing on the needs of bilingual or English as a second language (EAL) pupil. This refers to learners whose first language is not English and comes from a diverse cultural, linguistic background and with little or no educational background (Ofsted, 2012) The EAL pupils experience barrier to their learning due to English language not have been their first language or have limited English, or considered Bilingual pupils. In addition the school provides a specialist EAL supports for the pupils

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