1) Key Stage 3 Benchmarking 2013 – Summary results available to
The spreadsheet of KS3 benchmarking data
for 2013 can be downloaded from the ‘Middle
School Research’ page of the Forum website
Click this link: http://www.middleschools.org.uk/research.php
The spreadsheet enables you to enter your
own school results in the pages for each subject area and produce tables and
graphs comparing your results with those of over 6,000 pupils in their final
year at middle school in July 2013.
Thank you to all the schools who
contributed data this year – you should have received the full set of school
level data directly from me via email.
The Ofsted Subsidiary Guidance on
inspecting middle schools makes reference to the availability of this data.
2) Conference 2013 – Presentations available from the Forum website
Some of the presentations from the main conference
sessions can now be downloaded from the ‘Conference
Reports’ page of the Forum website:
Please click this link: http://www.middleschools.org.uk/last.php
Mick Waters has asked that his presentation
is only distributed to Forum members via email (rather than being publicly available)
– if you would like a copy of his
presentation please email me and I will send you one as an attachment.
Some comments from those who attended the
An uplifting experience
Really relevant, well organised
and thought provoking
Some time to discuss current
issues on some informal sessions – and share good practice
Very good idea to start and end
conference with such good quality speakers
3) Date for your diary - Conference 20134
We have booked the conference venue for our
conference next year
Monday 20th October
to Tuesday 21st October, 2014
Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford on Avon
Further details in the New Year.
4) Ofsted Subsidiary
Guidance for Inspectors
The latest guidance for the inspection of middle
schools is available from the home page of the Forum website.