From September 2012 Ofsted will be implementing changes to its inspections arrangements aimed at focusing more directly on reading and literacy. Schools with the lowest achievement levels in literacy will be prioritised for inspection.
As part of a renewed national drive for higher standards, Ofsted recommends that all schools should focus on core areas, including:
- Developing policies to promote reading for enjoyment
- Ensuring that preparation for national tests and examinations is appropriate and does not limit creativity
- Improving transition and continuity in curriculum and assessment between Key Stages 2 and 3
- Simplifying lesson plans in English to concentrate on key learning objectives
Attend this timely event to take part in tailored sessions designed specifically to offer advice and guidance for primary and secondary schools on these key developments. Don’t miss this opportunity to take away practical advice from current best practice around the country and ensure you are meeting national targets for standards in English across the entire cohort.
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