The new Ofsted Inspection Framework: putting the subject at the centre of the inspection process

First impressions from Geography teachers of the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) published by Ofsted in May 2019 are overwhelmingly positive. Let’s start with the fact that the new framework puts the focus of inspection on the school curriculum and specifically what is being taught in the classroom i.e. subjects – and in our case, […]

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Ofsted Inspection Framework: planning a well-intentioned, well implemented and impactful curriculum

Everywhere you look in the education world currently, it seems that discussion is centred around the forthcoming new Ofsted Framework. For many (including myself), the framework is a welcome change – an opportunity to put the what and why back at the heart of our teaching discussions and decisions. With the framework clearly centred on […]

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A different view? The purpose of geography – an analysis of the Geographical Association’s manifesto

I am currently completing a part-time Masters degree in Geography Education at the Institute of Education, UCL. The module I am currently studying is entitled ‘What is Education’ and asks students to consider the ‘big questions’ of what education is for, both now and in the future. Whilst the assignment does not need to be subject-specific, my […]

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More ideas about Europe

Widening perspectives across borders Whether you’re teaching five year-olds or fifty-five year-olds, you could use this interactive map  to talk about collaborative working across the nations of Europe. European Researchers’ Night takes place all over Europe (and beyond) every year on the last Friday in September. This year, science events are happening on Friday 26 September in around 300 cities located in 24 European […]

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