Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mike Sheridan – Confessions of an OFSTED Inspector

The Independent’s Richard Garner wrote a fascinating article on an OFSTED Inspector. (full article below) Reading this earlier today created a variety of thoughts and observation. 1) Mr Sheridan seems to disagree with Sir Michael Wilshaw. Earlier this month Ofsted … Continue reading

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David Evennett MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford opens Kip McGrath Cntre

Originally posted on Rt Hon David Evennett MP:
David Evennett MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Education Secretary Michael Gove officially opened the refurbished Kip McGrath Education Centre in Stephen Road, Barnehurst, on Saturday afternoon (26…

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Teaching Maths!

I have a confession to make. I started as a secondary PE teacher. There, I said it. Some skeletons should stay in the closet, sometimes it’s better to get the skeleton out before someone discovers it and drags it out … Continue reading

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Ofsted warns over early entry to maths GCSE

In the news today is the Chief Inspector of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, criticising the increasing practice of entering students early for their GCSE exams. Our own personal experience of this at Kip McGrath Ashford is that it is on … Continue reading

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GCSE English Literature Exams

Special mention for two students who pestered me for an extra session tonight. Christela, remember to ask yourself why and explain the significance/ importance/ relevance. Chungla, have faith in your knowledge and yourself. Imagine you’re explaining it to me and … Continue reading

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GCSE English Literature

Good luck to all our year 11’s with their English Literature GCSE exam tomorrow. Too many of you to name check but you all know where my thoughts will be 🙂

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11+ Courses in Ashford

We are running our 2 day 11+ Course during the Whitsun week, dates and times below. We have about 6 or 7 places left on a first come first served basis, so please ring or text on 07595 438181 to book a … Continue reading

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Michael Gove pushes for performance pay for teachers

Yesterday Michael Gove released his evidence to the STRB relating to proposals to change teachers pay. http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/e/evidence%20to%20the%20strb%20the%20case%20for%20change.pdf The BBC Education correspondent Sean Coughlan reported : Education Secretary Michael Gove says he wants a system that can attract the highest quality … Continue reading

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Teachers… “They’re the real experts” Deputy PM Nick Clegg

Delivering Education’s Progressive Promise: Using the Pupil Premium to Change Lives In a keynote speech today Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg highlighting the extra investment the Government is putting in to schools to close the gap in the performance of … Continue reading

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