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FREE POSTER: The importance of classroom design

FREE POSTER: The importance of classroom design

By Staff Writer In an article on the Autus Education website in December 2014, we explained how research by the University of Salford had shown that emotional and physiological stability affects students’ understanding of subject matter and, therefore, the levels of progress they make. As such, creating an environment that allows students to feel comfortable, content and focused […]

What makes a great leader?

What makes a great leader?

M J Bromley is an experienced school and college leader, and an education writer and consultant.  He is the author of several books published by Autus Books.  Find out more about him on his website.  Browse his books in our bookstore.  Read more articles by M J Bromley on our news site.  Read more leadership […]

What does the General Election mean for education?

What does the General Election mean for education?

Britain’s three main political parties have published their manifestos ahead of the General Election in May. M J Bromley has analysed their plans for education so you don’t have to…. Labour’s main manifesto promises are as follows: Protect the education budget from early years through to post-16 education Ensure all state school teachers are qualified Appoint […]

Details of new inspection regime announced

Details of new inspection regime announced

By Sam Ripley Following a consultation exercise that began back in October 2014, Ofsted has published a document called ‘Better inspection for all’ in which it sets out its plans for a new inspection regime to take effect from September 2015. Ofsted consulted on the following proposals for changes to inspection: Proposal 1: a Common Inspection Framework […]

Key Stage 1 assessment arrangements announced

Key Stage 1 assessment arrangements announced

By Tori Matthews The government has announced new arrangements for Key Stage 1 tests for 2015. The headlines External moderation of infant schools Local authorities must externally moderate 50% of their infant schools during the 2014 to 2015 academic year. This is in addition to carrying out an external moderation visit for each of your primary […]

Nicky Morgan announces GCSE arts content

Nicky Morgan announces GCSE arts content

By Tori Matthews The government has published the content of more rigorous and demanding GCSEs in music, art and design, dance and physical education (PE), and A levels in dance, music and PE, in a move to “raise the quality of arts education”. The new content, the government says, will allow pupils to develop their creativity and […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

M J Bromley has a message for teachers everywhere this New Year I’m sure this exchange will be familiar to teachers the world over: “What do you do?” “I’m a teacher.” “Tck, you’re always on holiday, aren’t you?” I used to take umbrage at this assumption – made from a position of ignorance – that […]

Learning environments impact on student achievement, study finds

Learning environments impact on student achievement, study finds

Recent research by the University of Salford has shown that emotional and physiological stability can affect students’ understanding of subject matter and, therefore, the levels of progress they make. Creating an environment that allows students to feel comfortable, content and focused, helps students to be more attentive to their course leader and to the curriculum […]

Government issues national curriculum update

Government issues national curriculum update

By Tori Matthews The government has issued a plethora of curriculum and qualifications information.  Here is your definitive guide to what’s happening at the DfE: Statutory guidance: National curriculum in England: framework for key stages 1 to 4 The government has updated the national curriculum framework with the key stage 4 science programme of study.  Click […]

Chief Inspector challenges employers to do more

Chief Inspector challenges employers to do more

By Tori Matthews The Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has challenged employers to play a greater part in the provision of vocational education during a speech to the CBI in Cambridge. He called for a parity of esteem between traditional academic routes and vocational training. Sir Michael said: ‘We are at a watershed moment […]

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