In September 2019, Ofsted published a revised version of its School and Early Years Inspection Handbook, officially launching its updated framework. The cause of much debate during the framework consultation process which began at the beginning of the year is the term “cultural capital”.
What is cultural capital?
Cultural capital isn’t a new phrase. It’s been around since the 1960s when...Read More
In October 2019, Ofsted updated its framework and included revised guidelines on mental health and wellbeing in schools. With good emotional and mental health the foundation for children achieving goals and aspirations, these changes are a step in the right direction.Four judgment areas are now included:
Quality of education
Behaviour and attitudes
Leadership and...Read More
As part of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, schools must actively promote, uphold, and teach British values. According to Ofsted, this includes meeting requirements for collective worship, establishing a positive school ethos which is maintained through effective relationships throughout the school, and providing relevant activities outside of the classroom.Staff...Read More
All schools in England must be able to demonstrate how well they support children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. This is something that is of particular importance to Ofsted.These aspects of education teach pupils to understand, be part of and contribute to their local and global communities. SMSC helps pupils to define who they are, the part they play in the world, and...Read More
Ofsted to focus more on curriculum
School trips are an important and beneficial part of primary education, and can be motivating, constructive experiences that enhance learning as well as personal development. Curriculum-relevant school trips are especially important as they fundamentally add to depth of learning and understanding of subject matter. They also improve core skills....Read More
Educational school trips are essential for primary school pupils. They are powerful, constructive experiences that improve learning outcomes as well as pupils’ social and personal skills. Plus, they’re fun! Planning a school trip, on the other hand, can be an entirely different matter.
If this is the first time you’ve planned a school trip, you’re worried that you’ll forget something or you...Read More
Educational school trips benefit primary school pupils in many ways, and can be inspiring, positive experiences that not only enhance learning and understanding, but also pupils’ social and personal development.
School trips provide the opportunity for pupils to immerse themselves in new, different and exciting environments where learning is less formal – but sometimes more powerful – and a...Read More
There is a wide variety of educational school trips for primary pupils across the U.K., each with its own benefits and learning outcomes, and linking to different subject areas. So how do you decide where to go? What will bring your pupils the most value? Where will they find the most inspiration, motivation and engagement? We took a look at our own database of school trip ideas (all of which...Read More