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Ofsted Annual Report 2016/17: Governance matters | governingmatters

Amanda Spielman presented her first annual report as Ofsted Chief Inspector today. The full report can be read here. Below, are the parts of the speech where governance was referred to (the numbering is that of the report itself).

Schools that require improvement

Inspection outcomes

Deprivation

37. A common factor in the schools that do not improve to good or outstanding is that they have a higher proportion of deprived pupils. Fifty-five per cent of the schools that currently require improvement have high proportions of pupils from deprived areas.

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Ofsted Annual Report 2016/17: Governance matters | governingmatters

Amanda Spielman presented her first annual report as Ofsted Chief Inspector today. The full report can be read here. Below, are the parts of the speech where governance was referred to (the numbering is that of the report itself).

Schools that require improvement

Inspection outcomes

Deprivation

37. A common factor in the schools that do not improve to good or outstanding is that they have a higher proportion of deprived pupils. Fifty-five per cent of the schools that currently require improvement have high proportions of pupils from deprived areas.

38. Although these schools can…

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Asking about evidence matters. With thanks to @ruthkennedy and @DrGaryJones | governingmatters

I recently tweeted the link to Mark Enser’s article in the Guardian (How can schools use research to better infrom teaching practice?). Ruth Kennedy asked a very good follow on question. Her question and my reply are as below.

I think governors need to know that they should be asking 1. What’s the evidence that what you want to do works? 2. How sure you are that that evidence is robust? 3. Has it been replicated? 4. Has it been peer reviewed, published in reputable journal? 5. How sure are you that

— Naureen (@5N_Afzal) November 24, 2017

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Asking about evidence matters. With thanks to @ruthkennedy and @DrGaryJones | governingmatters

I recently tweeted the link to Mark Enser’s article in the Guardian (How can schools use research to better infrom teaching practice?). Ruth Kennedy asked a very good follow on question. Her question and my reply are as below.

I think governors need to know that they should be asking 1. What’s the evidence that what you want to do works? 2. How sure you are that that evidence is robust? 3. Has it been replicated? 4. Has it been peer reviewed, published in reputable journal? 5. How sure are you that

— Naureen (@5N_Afzal) November 24, 2017

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NGA London Regional Meeting matters | governingmatters

I attended the NGA London Regional meeting on 10th October 2017. I won’t write in detail about everything but will try and capture the important points made by governors. The first part of the meeting discussed Ofsted inspections and the consultation on proposals for changes to short inspections.

What do you think of the “Outstanding” grade?
Some governors wanted to retain it thinking that it may serve as an incentive to schools to stay outstanding
Some governors were not happy that outstanding schools are not routinely re-inspected. They said schools can slide and this slide may not be…

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NGA London Regional Meeting matters | governingmatters

I attended the NGA London Regional meeting on 10th October 2017. I won’t write in detail about everything but will try and capture the important points made by governors. The first part of the meeting discussed Ofsted inspections and the consultation on proposals for changes to short inspections.

What do you think of the “Outstanding” grade?
Some governors wanted to retain it thinking that it may serve as an incentive to schools to stay outstanding
Some governors were not happy that outstanding schools are not routinely re-inspected. They said schools can slide and this slide may not be…

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@ICSA_News Conference: Academy governance matters | governingmatters

On 6th October I attended “Academy Governance: delivering continuous improvement” conference organised by ICSA. This was a well organised conference which gave the attendees a chance to listen to really good and varied presentations. I will write a bit about each of the presentations I attended but will concentrate on the questions which governors should be asking themselves and their schools to bring about school improvement.

The day started with Sir David Carter delivering the keynote address. Sir David’s presentation, as always, was very interesting and useful. He made the point that…

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