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An interview with Ofsted’s Deputy Director for Schools, Matthew Purves, has revealed that school leaders and teachers believe Ofsted has the right focus for the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) which will be launched in September. The interview, conducted by primary school curriculum provider Cornerstones Education, is the third in a series with Ofsted, as part of their commitment to help schools understand what to expect from the new framework.

Pupils and staff at Lincroft Academy are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award. Artsmark Platinum is Arts Council England’s highest award for schools and education settings that champion cultural education. It celebrates settings that embrace the arts across the curriculum, influencing other educational organisations and bringing them to life for children and young people.

84% of secondary school teachers have taught a student who they believe is self-harming in the last year, according to a survey by mental health charity YoungMinds.
 
YoungMinds is highlighting the need to ensure that teachers have support in identifying and responding to self-harm.
 
The charity has found that often teachers are the first point of call for students who need mental health support, but have limited training on how to respond or what action to take.
 
The charity carried out a survey of more than 3,000

Staff and students at South & City College Birmingham and Bournville College are celebrating after receiving a “Good” Ofsted grade across all areas, just fifteen months after the two establishments merged.

The college, with campuses in six locations across the city, is now judged to be the best Further Education College in Birmingham.

The Ofsted report follows a successful inspection which took place in November 2018, where inspectors observed lessons, met with staff, students, governors, employers and key stakeholders. 

In light of the recent announcement that Ofsted[1]will focus less on exam results and place emphasis on the quality of teaching, it’s more important than ever that Multi-Academy Trusts - MATs - are spending their time on creating a rich curriculum learning rather than data crunching. Today, there are 1532 MATs[2]throughout the UK and this number is expected to continue to grow. Data analysis is one of the most important measurers within MATs.

According to a new Ofsted report, students are being pulled out of school to be educated at home with little notice.

Parents are advised that students should not switch to home education simply to solve difficulties in schools.

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BBC Apprentice Kayode Damali talks education and work life

Well-loved BBC Apprentice and motivational speaker, Kayode Damali talks hot education and work topics in The Right Route podcast series. Collaborating with national training provider Qube Learning, the inspiring content will help those looking to take the right steps into learning and the professional side of life.

Schools across England are being offered a high-tech solution to prepare for Ofsted inspections and improve results free of charge.

Bluewave Education is offering its award-winning Common Inspection Frame work module for free to schools, as leaders face increasing budgetary challenges in the coming year.

Managing director of Bluewave Education, Keith Wright, said: “Accurate assessment of a schools strengths and areas for development is an essential requirement for school improvement and school inspection. 

Ofsted head, Sir Michael Wilshaw has criticised the ‘one size fits all’ secondary education system, which he said is letting down students.

The chief inspector of schools believes the lack of high-calibre vocational training for those who don’t choose the university route is one of the reasons for the UK’s record on youth unemployment. He says the ‘one size fits all’ system lets down less academic pupils and the education system in England, as it stands, does not offer enough opportunities for those who do not succeed at GCSEs to set them up for the world of work.

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