The Guardian: Why a good Ofsted report can be bad for GCSE results

“Our new research shows parent reactions to an Ofsted inspection are significant and meaningful. They withdraw support for their children when they are happy the school is doing well.” – Professor Imran Rasul . https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/may/19/good-ofsted-reports-are-bad-for-schools-gcse-results Continue reading The Guardian: Why a good Ofsted report can be bad for GCSE results

iNews: Grammar school students become no wealthier or healthier than other pupils, research suggests

“Since nowadays studying towards A-levels and a university degree is more common, the differences in educational outcomes by type of school observed in the older generation may not apply to the current young generations of 11-plus takers.” – University of York https://inews.co.uk/news/education/grammar-school-students-become-no-wealthier-or-healthier-than-other-pupils-research-suggests/ Continue reading iNews: Grammar school students become no wealthier or healthier than other pupils, research suggests

Coding resources for schools, created by LEGO Education

LEGO Education, which offers playful learning experiences and teaching solutions based on the LEGO system of bricks, now also offers resources designed for teachers and students to explore coding – including free lesson plans and online courses for teachers. “The job market for careers requiring coding skills is growing faster than nearly any other sector, … Continue reading Coding resources for schools, created by LEGO Education

Stocksigns advises summer safety sign audit

British signage provider Stocksigns recommends that the summer holiday is the ideal time for schools to carry out their safety sign audit whilst buildings, grounds and car parks are easily accessible. The company has been working with schools for over sixty years, building up an understanding of the unique challenges faced by teachers and local authorities. Danny … Continue reading Stocksigns advises summer safety sign audit