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Get students inspired about their future careers now!

14th October 2014

A report from Ofsted, reported by the BBC News in September 2013, (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24015879) suggested careers advice in schools was failing because of ineffective careers’ advice services. Ofsted guidelines have moved on considerably in this area, with a greater focus on rewarding schools that encourage future-thinking students. However, one of the greatest challenges is getting students […]

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Platform7teen’s simple guide to Ofsted grading

11th June 2014

Ofsted grading can sometimes be a little unclear. Here’s our quick and simple guide to Ofsted grading which we hope clarifies what grading means for different schools across the country. Ofsted grades schools from 1 to 4 and each grade has a ‘judgement’ associated with it, in part to provide more clarity to each grade […]

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Pupil Premium – what is it and how should you use it?

11th June 2014

Disadvantaged children present many challenges for schools and wider society as they grow and develop into adult-hood. Recognising this, the Government introduced the Pupil Premium initiative in 2011 as a way to provide additional money to state-schools in England targeted at children in this classification. Monies from the initiative are available to both mainstream and […]

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