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Nov
03

Ofsted has recently published information to schools to try to dispel some of the myths about inspection with the aim of reducing stress and unnecessary workload in schools. But the recent changes to the Inspection Framework continue to cause understandable anxieties.

Nov
03

EYFSP statistics are showing that too few infants and toddlers are ready for school. Nurseries are now being urged to take action.

To combat this, the government is introducing a number of initiatives to support those children who are falling behind:

Nov
03

Absence rates in schools have decreased from 5.3% in autumn 2012 and spring 2013 to 4.4% in autumn 2013 and spring 2014, which is the lowest percentage since 2006. This is in line with the government’s initiatives to encourage increased attendance in school. This includes pushing schools to deal with continuous absence from the outset, for which the threshold has been reduced from 20% to 15%.

Read more about this topic on the GOV.UK website.

Nov
03

Even though Britain is in a period of Economic Growth, this alone does not impact upon reducing child poverty rates - The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has published its second annual State of the Nation 2014 Report – Read more about it on the GOV.UK website.

Nov
03

Ofsted recently undertook a survey of 22 schools that had previously been identified as performing well in the Subject of PE. This survey was to measure the effectiveness of the Primary PE and Sport premium which was introduced by the government in 2013 to compliment the Olympic Legacy Funding.

Nov
03

A free school to school support programme funded by the Greater London Authority has just launched its programme of autumn and spring events. The programme, which is school-led, is free to attend for all schools across London. Details can be found on their website.

Nov
03

We are delighted that the DfE has used two Best Practice Network case studies on the Early Years ITT website.

Excellent feedback

Early Years Teacher Status is now in its second year - 293 of the first birth to five specialist teachers trained with Best Practice Network. We are also delighted to have had excellent feedback:

Nov
03

The National College for Teaching and Leadership will shortly be offering a new round of scholarship funding for the School Business Manager Qualifications, which are now accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

The forthcoming window will offer aspiring and current business managers the opportunity to access a £500-£700 subsidy towards the cost of these qualifications, but will only be open for a short period of time.

Nov
01

HLTA Josie Wilkinson recently celebrated her school's success at the SGO National Summit Awards 2014 in the category of 'Outstanding Change4Life Sports Club delivery.'  Josie gained HLTA status with Best Practice Network and the HLTA National Assessment Partnership, with PE as her area of expertise.

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