What does the new Ofsted framework mean for heads of science and science leaders.

Shortly before the summer holiday I went on a briefing session on the new Ofsted framework for school leaders.  I’ve tried to tease out some of the most important issues for heads of department – as you read below remember that I’m not an Ofsted inspection and that I’m commenting on notes that I made […]

Differentiation–what does it look like in a mainstream classroom?

‘Differentiation is the process whereby teachers meet the need for progress through the curriculum by selecting appropriate teaching methods to match the individual student’s learning strategies within a group situation.’ Visser J, Differentiation and the Curriculum, Birmingham, 1993, University of Birmingham Differentiation is the responsibility of each and every teacher and should be a routine […]