The Chartered College of Teaching has today (04 December) commented on the publication of Ofsted’s Annual Report.
Findings from the Annual Report include:
- The quality of education and care in England is good and improving:
- 95% of early years providers are judged good or outstanding
- 76% of further education (FE) colleges and 86% of schools are at least good
- In some “coastal towns and white working class communities, attainment, progress and aspiration are too low”.
Some of the themes Ofsted’s research programme will explore include:
- Teacher workload and well-being
- Curriculum knowledge and pedagogy in initial teacher education.
Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, has commented on the publication of Ofsted’s Annual Report:
“Despite the huge pressures our teachers face, it’s encouraging that Ofsted’s Annual Report recognises the improving quality of education across England. The whole teaching profession should take huge pride.
What this Report does show is that these pressures show no sign of easing. At the Chartered College we believe the whole profession needs to work together to tackle these issues. Teachers should not be left to try and solve their problems without support. They should be given the opportunity to learn from their fellow teachers and tap into the wealth of experience and expertise in schools across the country. I’m pleased to see that Ofsted will be exploring teacher workload and pedagogy in the future – areas which the Chartered College and our members can offer strong insight into and help make a difference. By fostering a spirit of collegiality, giving teachers insight into good practice and empowering them to stop doing what they know does not work, our teachers can deliver the best possible education for young people.”