Ofsted inspectors had plenty to keep them busy in March, with schools in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire being regularly inspected. Some were praised for efforts in improving standards, while other were criticised and warned to make changes. During their visit inspectors will look at four main areas: the achievement of pupils; the quality of teaching; the behaviour and safety of pupils; and the leadership and management. The four rating categories are: outstanding; good; requires improvement; or inadequate. The inspector will then grade the school's 'overall effectiveness'. Every month in 2019 we will publish the results of each school whose inspection result was published, along with a summary of what the experts had to say. You can find January's here. You can find February's here. Holy Family Catholic Primary School Kendal Road, Boothstown, Worsley, Manchester, M28 1AG Rating: Good Latest report: 20 March 2019 What Ofsted said: The leadership team has … [Read more...] about Every Ofsted result for Greater Manchester schools published in March
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Other than his diminutive comrade in the Kremlin, no nation’s leader is trying to harm Ukraine more than the prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban. According to Mr. Orban and his Fidesz Party, Ukraine wrongfully passed what has come to be known as the “Education Law.” This has resulted in threats by Mr. Orban to veto Ukraine’s potential membership in the European Union and NATO, but Mr. Orban’s recent activities show a far more dangerous course that potentially threatens not only Ukraine but Hungary, Europe, NATO and the United States. Ukraine’s law on education establishes that all educational curricula taught in public schools after the sixth grade must be taught in the Ukrainian language. Prior to the sixth grade, any ethnic language may be utilized for education. Post-sixth grade, Hungarian is offered as an elective course in schools, and there is no prohibition for Hungarian, Russian, Romanian or other languages to be taught outside of school. … [Read more...] about What is Viktor Orban’s end game for Hungary, Ukraine and NATO?
In the span of just months, children around the world have pushed climate change discussion into the heart of policy debates, the mainstream media and public conversation. Youth-led efforts like the Sunrise Movement, the Youth Climate Strike and the lawsuit Juliana v. United States have grabbed attention. At the forefront of one of the efforts is 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, an inspirational yet unlikely leader of weekly school strikes that have become perhaps the largest global protest movement.She has "compelled the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker to dedicate every fourth Euro to be spent between 2021-27 to climate action," said Leah Qusba, deputy director of Alliance for Climate Education, a non-profit climate education organization "That is translating youth movement building into real political action."On Friday, the youth climate strike movement will arrive on U.S. soil. Young people across the country are planning to skip school to call for action on … [Read more...] about Youth are changing the game on climate change
Toby Young 9 March 2019 9:00 AM 9 March 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp It won’t be news to readers of The Spectator that one of the long-term effects of globalisation is the hollowing out of the middle class. In a study of wage growth in ten advanced economies published a few years ago, the Resolution Foundation found that median pay lagged behind growth in GDP, with the gap between the middle class and the highest-paid growing and the gap between them and the lowest-paid shrinking. The phenomenon is particularly pronounced in the US. There, the top 10 per cent of income earners have seen their share of national income increase since the 2007-08 recession, while the remaining 90 per cent have seen their share fall, with middle-income groups hit the hardest. This trend was all too apparent in the Austrian ski resort where Caroline and I spent last weekend thanks to the hospitality of a generous friend. I went to St Anton for … [Read more...] about Gone are the days when the middle class could afford to go skiing
A Grantham schoolboy is enjoying an education quite different to other children of his age.Ben Pitcher is being educated through a virtual school based in the United States.Ben, 11, joined International Connections Academy at the beginning of this academic year. His parents, James and Isabelle Pitcher, believe this kind of education suits Ben’s personality and the family’s lifestyle. They enjoy frequent travelling, as well as activities like painting classes and tennis.James told the Journal: “The style of education is really suiting Ben and he is excelling in his studies. He enjoys the flexibility of the classes as it allows him to pursue other interests and complete work at a time that suits him. The school offers a full range of studies and Ben is studying all the subjects you would expect as well as subjects like digital art and Mandarin.“The courses take the form of lessons, which you download and complete in you own time. The lessons are full of video … [Read more...] about Ben enjoys virtual schooling from other side of the Atlantic