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Google in Education: a New and Open World for Learning

Produced by Google, this document looks at the company's involvement in supporting education. It illustrates the range of Google's education activities and resources. It also aims to illustrate how Google tools can support learning in a range of curriculum areas including science, technology, engineering and...

Culture, communication and change

The ability to extract and summarise information is a very valuable skill for students to develop. This document is a report published in 2011 by the University of Cambridge. It investigates social impacts of technology use on different cultures. This resource could be used as a source document for students to scan...

Design and Technology Characteristics of Good Practice in Secondary Schools 1995

Produced in 1995, this publication, written by Ofsted at the request of the Department for Education, identifies some characteristics of good practice in Design and Technology at Key Stages Three and Four, and was aimed at those who are responsible for planning, organising and teaching Design and Technology in...

The Logical Chain: Continuing Professional Development in Effective Schools

This report from Ofsted is based on a survey into the impact in schools of the government’s strategy for continuing professional development (CPD). The strategy was introduced in 2001 and subsequently relaunched in 2005. It aims to promote the benefits of CPD, help teachers make the most of the choices available,...

A Guide to Developing Mathematics Skills in the Adult Social Care Workplace

Published by LSIS, this guide is intended for learning providers who want to help care workers develop better mathematics skills at work.

The guide is divided into two parts.

Part 1 identifies the mathematics that care workers use at work, offers an overview of the adult social care sector,...

Young Women in Science

Young Women in Science was developed by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) as part of the Teaching and Learning Programme. This research supports the implementation of gender inclusive teaching strategies.

The case studies in this resource include:
* video support in AS physics
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Success in Science

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They regulate and inspect to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.

The Education and Inspections Act, which established the new Ofsted, specifically...

Science in Primary Initial Teacher Training

This report from Ofsted focused on the initial teacher training (ITT) in science for primary teachers. The inspection survey took place during the academic year 2000/01. At the time recent inspections of primary initial teacher training (ITT) had focused on training to teach either english or mathematics and also...

Ofsted Subject Conference Report 2001-02: Science

This report from Ofsted is of a one day conference for representatives of LEA areas. The theme was good practice in science investigation and enquiry and how this important part of the primary science curriculum could be further enhanced. The report gives the inspection findings and summary of wider findings.

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Ofsted Subject Conference Report 2002-03: Science

This document from Ofsted was designed to provide the wider science education community with a summary of inspection findings for primary and secondary schools for the academic year 2003-2004. The report drew on the detailed data gathered by Section 10 Inspections and gave not only the current view but changes to...

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