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National Middle Schools' Forum 2009 Annual Conference

 

 

The SEF and the new inspection framework

A workshop specifically for middle schools

 

A workshop on preparing for Ofsted and writing the new SEF specifically for middle schools.

26th February, 2010 - Broadway House, London

Presentations

Ceri Morgan HMI - His presentation of the new framework and the SEF - download

Analysis of the outcomes of middle school inspections since September 2009- download

The Middle School SEF - Day Conference - Outcomes and links to other guidance - download

Ceri Morgan - prevoius presentation - ways of showing progress Years 5 to 8- download

Benchmarking optional tests - a spreadsheet showing levels per year - download

Links to

Helpful Documents and Guidance

 

Practical Guidance for Schools – Tony Thornley Education

 

Aavailable here from the ACSL website for a donation to charity

 

http://www.ascl.org.uk/Home/Publications/Publications/Books/SEF_guidance_2010/

 

 

Hertfordshire Guidance to writing a SEF

 

link to the Hertfordshire document "Tackling the new SEF" document:


http://www.thegrid.org.uk/leadership/sse/documents/tackling_new_sef_guidance_headteachers.doc

 

 

See also the range of helpful guidance and documentation at the School Leadership: Self Evaluation centre on the Hertfordshire Grid:

 

http://www.thegrid.org.uk/leadership/sse/

 

A very useful grid for summarising attainment /progress against national benchmarking data

 

Bristol City Council

 

has a guidance document that lists the differences between the old SEF and the new SEF. It shows which sections of the SEF are transferable from the old SEF, and which sections need to be written from scratch. It also outlines what to include in each section:


http://www.bristol-cyps.org.uk/schools/pdf/ES-SEF-to-improvement-planning-0909.pdf

 

National benchmarking data for Foundation subjects available from Office of National Statistics website

 

School Centre – a program that facilitates writing the SEF

Available from 

 

http://www.schoolcentre.net/

 

Talk to Michael Clark at Gamlingay if interested

Through Granada – annual subscription – dependant on number of pupils.

 

Keep remembering to ask ‘So What….?’

 

 

 

 

National Conference 2009

National College for School Leadership, Nottingham 

October 19th to 20th, 2009

 

Middle Schools fit for the 21st Century

 

Keeping it exciting in the middle years 

 

New - Middle Schools Directory 2009 - download

Curriclum Innovation - Sharing developing practice - case studies from individual middle schools - download

QCA publications following the joint NMSF/QCA co-development project:

Making Learning Matter - Final QCA Publication -  download 

This is the QCA publication summarising the work of the 10 middle schools involved in the NMSF/QCA co-develoment project

 Planning with the big picture in mind - download

A three page QCA Curriculum Network planning toolkit which summarises the central messages form the work of the middle schools involverd in the QCA/NMSF co-development project. Sent out as part of the pack for schools joining the curriculum network. 

Planning the learning feast - download

A single page which summarises in a very visual way some of the key messages from the work of the 10 middle schools involved in the QCA/NMSF co-development work.

Keynote presentations

Mike Hughes presentation - download

        Link to Mike's website - www.mikehughes-ets.co.uk


Workshop presentations


Rhona Seviour - From Good to Outstanding - download

Link to Oftsed publications referred to in Rhona's presentation:

 20 Outstanding Primary Schools: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/Ofsted-home/Publications-and-research/Browse-all-by/Documents-by-type/Thematic-reports/Twenty-outstanding-primary-schools-Excelling-against-the-odds

12 Outstanding Secondary Schools : http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/Ofsted-home/Publications-and-research/Browse-all-by/Documents-by-type/Thematic-reports/Twelve-outstanding-secondary-schools-Excelling-against-the-odds

Dave Baker - Transfer and Transistions - Links to download two papers describing the work of two Suffolk middle schools:

          Paper 1 - Partnerships for progress  - download

          Paper 2 - Sustaining improvement, building capacity - download