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Latest additions to website: May 2017

Conference 2017

Time to book your place at our national conference in October. For the full details and booking form please to the 'next conference' page of this website.

Coasting Schools

- to download a copy of the Middle School Context presentation given by Nigel Wyatt and David Brandon Bravo at the invitation of the DfE in February 2017 please see the Latest News Panel to the right. This presentation sets out the context for judgements about middle schools under the Schools Causing Concern stautory guidance.


Ofsted Inspection Outcomes

- Two files have been added. One from a presentation by Sean Harford to the new Junior School Organistion which summarises the outcomes of the most recent inspection for all school, junior schools and middle schools. The other file is a spreadsheet of the middle school inspection outcomes since September 2016. The in spreadsheet the URN field is a hotlink taking you directly to the school's Ofsted inspection reports page.





Latest Middle School News :

News Jan 2017

NMSF Response to Primary Assessment Consultation

A paper setting out the full NMSF response to the DfE consulation on the future of primary school assement together with accompanying evidence - download

Middle Schools - Coasting Schools

Link to download a copy of the presentation given by Nigel Wyatt and David Brandon Bravo to staff in RSC regional offices - February 2017

Presentation - The Middle School Context  - download

Middle School Inspection Outcomes

Two interesting sets of information about recent middle school inspection outcome

Presentation by Sean Harford - Middle and Junior School Inspections outcomes - comparison with most recent inspection outcome for all schools - download

Spreadsheet showing middle school inspection outcomes since September 2016 - download

Middle School Matters Booklet for parents

  A booklet for parents explaining middle schools and setting the national context for our schools.
  The booklet is available to download in two versions

  - Low resolution - suitable for parents to download from your website and view on screen - download

  - High resolution - printers proof - suitable for high quality printing - download

Guidance for Inspection of Middle Schools

The guidance on the inspection of middle schools is now contained in paragraph 188 of the New Inspection Handbook published in August 2016 available on the Ofsted website.


The previous guidance for the inspection of middle schools is available here - download

New Middle School Directory 2016

New - a spreadsheet - all middle schools for 2016/17 with links to Ofsted and DfE pages for each school - download

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