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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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How clean is our air?

A report produced by the University of Cambridge presents a worrying picture for schools in London. The Indoor Air Quality in London’s Schools report was commissioned by the Greater London Authority and was partly triggered by concern over the fact that the UK has the highest prevalence of childhood asthma among all European countries. Almost […]

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Looking ahead to Ofsted

In 2019 we are set to see a new Ofsted framework. Rumours are already circulating about what this might mean for schools. Perhaps most discussed topic has been the concern surrounding the curriculum. The Ofsted framework has been focusing more on the results that students achieve rather than the methods by which they obtain them. […]

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Social Care Green Paper postponed until autumn

Parliament has been informed that the eagerly-awaited Green Paper on the reform of funding for care and support for older people has been postponed until the autumn. The announcement was made by Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt prior to his move to become the new Foreign Secretary. With social care funding in crisis, […]

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