The Society has responded to the Ofsted consultation on the Draft Education Inspection Framework, which sets out how Ofsted proposes to inspect schools, further education and skills provision, and registered early years’ settings. We encourage geography teachers to submit their own individual responses before the consultation closes on Friday 5 April.
Our response registers our support for the introduction of a ‘quality of education’ judgement, which includes a welcome focus on a school’s curriculum. It also highlights our support for increasing short inspections from one to two days to give inspectors more opportunity to fully assess a school’s curriculum offer, the thinking behind it and what it provides in practice.
Alongside this, we have suggested opportunities for strengthening the proposals to more fully recognise the need for teachers to engage with subject specialist knowledge, and how individual subjects provide their own distinctive views and perspectives.
We also recommended that school leaders and management more strongly recognise the essential support that can be provided by professional subject bodies, and identify the opportunities for teachers to have their subject expertise externally recognised through continuing professional development opportunities.
Read our full response.
We regularly respond to consultations and calls for evidence from government departments, Parliamentary Select Committees and other bodies. Read more of our consultation responses.
The 2019 Walters Kundert Fellowship has been awarded to Professor Alun Hubbard to investigate the processes of submarine melting and iceberg calving on four of Greenland’s tidewater glaciers.
Two members of the Society’s field research programme, Migrants on the margins, presented at the Mobilising Global Voices 2019 conference held at the Houses of Parliament earlier this month.
On Shifting Foundations: state rescaling, policy experimentation and path-dependency in post-1949 China, by Dr Kean Fan Lim, is the newest addition to the RGS-IBG book series.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the successful completion of the British Trans-Arctic Expedition led by Sir Wally Herbert, his daughter will tell the story of the four men who were the first to reach the North Pole on foot at the Monday night lecture on 1 April.
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