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By Adam Abdelnoor

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The way Ofsted inspects schools is changing from September 2019. These dramatic changes are welcome educationally, but this obviously deprecates schools’ current MIS systems and creates a need. Narrative is the only MIS specifically designed to match the new Ofsted curriculum progress model. This video explains how Narrative enables you to effectively manage your curriculum planning and progress.
Curriculum

By Adam Abdelnoor

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Some people find it hard to get their heads around this idea: that the curriculum is the progress model. Actually, it brings teachers closer to what they do in reality.  There is a huge payoff here. Any good teacher already carefully plans their schemes of work to deliver the National Curriculum requirements (or your school's equivalent) in good time. Any good teacher already observes their pupils progress and seeks to identify and fill the gaps. Any good teacher tries to teach strategically to achieve good outcomes...
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By Adam Abdelnoor

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The way Ofsted inspects schools is changing from September 2019. Matthew Purves (Ofsted’s deputy director for schools) says, “…a vast amount of teachers' time is absorbed into recording, collecting and analysing excessive progress and attainment data… And, in fact…they and we can’t be sure that it is valid and reliable information.”