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CQC publishes choking incident guidance

The CQC has published new guidance on caring for people at risk of choking. The guidance is published online as part of a series reflecting learning from safety incidents. The guidance states that, in 2017, the CQC prosecuted a care home provider for failing to manage risks to people’s safely. One of those risks involved […]

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King’s Fund reports on effectiveness of CQC inspection model

A new report has been published reviewing the effectiveness of the inspection regime implemented by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Impact of the Care Quality Commission on Provider Performance – Room for Improvement? was published by the Kings Fund in September 2018. The report looks at the effect of the inspection approach that was introduced […]

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What works for disadvantaged pupils?

The DfE report School cultures and practices: supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils compares schools outside London and in London. Rather than a more quantitative approach, researchers selected 16 primary schools and 7 secondary schools across England to provide an in-depth analysis. The report includes 11 themes and compares high-performing and low-performing schools. They found […]

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Disappointing report from Ofsted

The report, Obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools, surveyed 60 primary schools and provides some useful information about children’s and parents’ perceptions of school meals. It also identifies the types of activities that schools are offering as part of their PE provision. Comparing schools whose children have high and low levels of […]

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Concerns about computing GCSE

The University of Roehampton has released its annual computing education report which outlines the number of pupils who achieved GCSE A-level and computing qualifications in the previous year (2017).  The move to teach computing as a science rather than IT might seem a logical move to take, but we are seeing a change in the […]

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