Ofsted: ‘don’t use lesson observations to label teachers’

Performance management systems should not be focused too narrowly on lesson observations, according to Ofsted’s lead official for further education and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we created our Triangulation Tool for our performance management system Standards Tracker. This allows schools and colleges to choose what evidence they want to collect and create their […]

Educate’s Top 5 Tips for Addressing Ofsted’s Appraisal and Pay Agenda

TIP 1: FOCUS ON TEACHING OVER TIME RATHER THAN OVERALL LESSON OBSERVATION GRADES. Several schools we have worked with recently have said they are moving away from giving an overall grade for a lesson; preferring instead to give graded feedback on the quality of the individual components of professional practice seen – marking, differentiation, assessment, […]

The Duke of York Award for Technical Education: Educate’s involvement

We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed by Baker Dearing Educational Trust to manage and administer the Duke of York Award for Technical Education. The Duke of York Award for Technical Education aims to recognise the achievements of young people in technical education and is currently offered at University Technical Colleges in England.  […]

Medway UTC is now recognisable!

With nine weeks to go until the new Year 10 and Year 12 students arrive, the Medway UTC building is now recognisable! The £10 million school, which will specialise in Engineering and Construction, is part of a wider movement of University Technical Colleges, being pioneered by the Baker Dearing Trust. Educate recruited the Principal, Karon […]