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For information and guidance about the curriculum offer schools are expected to provide, please see the DfE webpages here. They include information about the ‘national curriculum’ for England to be taught in all local-authority-maintained schools. Requirements to teach religious education (RE) and sex and relationship education (SRE) are also explained.

Ofsted schools research: Ofsted carries out research alongside its main inspection programme to look at specific issues, subjects or policies in more detail. Curriculum intent, implementation and impact have been a key focus over the past few years. The new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) has been informed by this work.

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Through consultation with schools, and question level analysis of 2017 and 2018 KS2 SAT papers, the primary maths forum identified the need for support with the teaching of fractions.  The fractions domain has been divided into separate key areas which include

  • Counting in fractions
  • Recognising and identifying fractions
  • Comparing and ordering fractions (incl. equivalence)
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions

For each key area, a variety of ideas are presented illustrating how concrete resources/ manipulatives can be used in teaching progressively from year 1 to year 6, as well as pictures and images and abstract representations for each concept.

On Wednesday 25 September 2019, Solihull School will host a CPD day for colleagues nationwide on Tackling Prejudice and Discrimination in the Digital Age: What Can Schools Do? and they would like to invite you colleagues from your school to join us for a unique event centred around the extraordinary life story of Eva Schloss.

Eva will join you for a Q&A after a performance of And Then They Came for Me, a critically acclaimed play about her remarkable family history and an exhibition, The Promise, about the artistic talents her brother Heinz cultivated whilst hiding from the Nazis for two years. It is the first time the play and the exhibition will be shown together.

Furthermore, the day will also involve a series of prominent speakers and organisations who will cover a wide range of relevant topics, whilst providing practical advice and measures for teachers interested in developing such initiatives in their own schools. Further information about the programme can be found in the attached flyer.

Places on the Wednesday CPD event on 25 September 2019 can be booked at a subsidised rate of £95 via the TryBooking link here:

This year, for the first time, we are holding our conference in the stimulating environment of the Black Country Living Museum. We are delighted to have Martin Phillips and Benjamin Smith as our keynote speakers.

There will be a providers' exhibition and, as an additional bonus, delegates will be free to explore the Black Country Living Museum after the forum at no extra cost to the conference fee.

Please see the attached document for more details.

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