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Improving Progress 8; Avoid Perverse Incentives

The first unvalidated Progress 8 scores will be finding their way into schools shortly.  They will trigger a series of emotions.  Progress 8 will always be imperfect; no single number or grade can ever hope to fully express everything a school does for its pupils. Continue reading

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Ofsted’s Proposed Changes: Destinations or Signposts?

Ofsted has just announced its latest consultation on proposals for short inspections.  My thoughts on it vary hugely depending whether this is the full extent of the changes to be made (destination) or a statement of future intent (a signpost along the way of more radical reform). Continue reading

Ofsted’s Curriculum Challenge

On Friday I will be part of a group from Headteachers’ Roundtable who will be meeting with Amanda Spielman HMCI and Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director, Education (thanks to both in advance for their time).  Discussions will no doubt range far and wide but the curriculum will undoubtedly be part of the debate. Continue reading

New Book: Liminal Leadership

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Education for Wisdom

Why the four knowledge dimensions (covering knowledge and skills) and a moral compass are at the heart of an outstanding education.

When Feedback Met Bloom

A look at the power of Feedback to students using Bloom's four knowledge dimensions

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