Ofsted - New Wording for Middle School IDSRWe are pleased to report that Ofsted have agreed to add the following wording to the pre-inspection IDSR report for all middle schools:
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We know from published performance data that
pupils at middle schools, on average, have lower progress scores at the end of
key stage 2 than pupils at all other primary schools. It is not clear
what causes this but inspectors should be aware of this when using and
interpreting data for different school types.
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 2018
New (revised) - a spreadsheet - all middle schools for 2018/19 with links to Ofsted and DfE pages for each school - download