At last, there is hope on the horizon.
now>press>play Account manager Alex explains why the new Ofsted framework is good news for now>press>play schools.
In October 2018 Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Ofsted, announced some important changes to downgrade the influence of exam results in favour of focusing more on what is being taught and why. As such, the existing quality of teaching, learning and assessment judgement by Ofsted will be broadened to include a quality of education judgement based on the curriculum and outcomes. For teachers this means focusing more on the three “I”s:
- Intention – Why do you teach what you teach?
- Implementation – How do you teach it?
- Impact – What progress did your children make?
If you’re one of the 160 now>press>play schools, this is good news. You already own a secret weapon to achieve this. A set of pink wireless headphones and access to over 60
EYFS, KS1 and KS2 curriculum Experiences across a range of topics from humanities, science, numeracy, and literacy.
Emily White, Head of Curriculum Development at Crab Lane Primary School, delivers a broad and balanced curriculum through using now>press>play regularly in her humanities lessons.
Implementation is simple and as soon as the children see the pink headphones the class is excited and engaged. Ofsted have a new judgement criteria isolating the behaviour and attitudes of the students, so an active lesson stimulating their imagination and using collaborative learning meets this need. The follow on resources serve as a time-saving aid to lesson planning or inspiration to create your own activities.
Amanda Flint, Assistant Head at Pipworth Community Primary School, comments:
For David Mordue, a year 2 teacher at Lanchester E.P Primary School, immersive learning has captured both the children and teachers’ imagination:
Kimberley Devlin, a year 3 teacher at Greenmount Primary School observes:
In fact, every single teacher we spoke to would recommend now>press>play to a colleague and with a strong focus on a broad and balanced curriculum, now>press>play is a simple and effective way to achieve inspiring learning for all.
Join the growing number of schools across the UK who are using sound, movement and imagination to encourage writing skills and contact Indigo at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your free audio adventure.