The National Childminder Association has hit back at Ofsted’s claims, in their early years annual report and first early years annual lecture, that childminders are not capable of delivering all aspects of the EYFS.
Students who have the vocabulary to talk about their learning are self-motivated, able to discuss the processes of their learning, and to take more control over their progress – all of which will also help to demonstrate to Ofsted that you have achieved outstanding teaching and learning. Jackie Beere explains how to develop this vital language in all classrooms
The introduction of the judgement that means teaching is no longer ‘satisfactory’ but ‘requires improvement’ is causing some confusion among colleagues about how we should assess lessons in our schools. John Viner shares a solution that promotes quality teaching without crushing teachers’ confidence