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Latest additions to website: January 2017

January 2017

Coasting Schools and Middle Schools

NMSF advice is that if you are a school in receipt of one of these letters you send to the RSC:

i) a summary of your schools progress and achievement data 

ii) a copy of the attached letter setting out the agreed NMSF/DfE advice to middle schools 

iii) a copy of the Middle School Context paper setting out clearly why it is not possible to draw any valid or reliable judgements about middle school effectiveness from KS2 data or from KS1 to KS2 progress data. 

iv) anything else you might like to include which you think relevant Ofsted report, monitoring reports..... 

We hope in this way that individual schools can concentrate their efforts on presenting their own data and that each RSC office will receive a consistent message about judging middle school effectiveness from all our schools.



Latest Middle School News :

News Jan 2017

Middle Schools - Coasting Schools advice

NMSF, advice agreed with DfE, is contained in this letter and report

   Letter concerning coasting schools - January 2017 - download

   The Middle School Context - download

Day Conference 2017

Thursday 2nd March, 2017 - Broadway House, London

  An opportunity to hear Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner, and Joanna Hall, Ofsted, discuss important issues for the future of middle schools. 

Full details and booking form - 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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