Education inspection framework 2019: inspecting the substance of education consultation

NSEAD has responded to Ofsted's Consultation on the new framework for inspections, representing our members across a wide range of phases and sectors in England. Thank you to everyone who has contacted us to share their views.

We have answered Ofsted's overarching question: What does quality education in our subject look like, and how will school leaders, politicians and Ofsted inspectors recognise it when they see it?

Our six-page response therefore considers in detail the introduction of the 'quality of education judgement' and also the impact on art and design for the 'Separation of judgements'. We have also responded to proposal 6, the 'Non-statutory internal progress and attainment data' and to key areas in the proposed 'Draft School Inspection handbook'

Read our full response here

Arts Council Consultation

The Arts Council has partnered with The Chartered College of Teaching to find out more about the arts teaching that is currently taking place in schools across the UK. They also seek to identify some of the challenges that teachers and school leaders might be facing. Using a survey format they are asking for teachers across all phases to share how their arts provision is currently organised and some of the successes they have been able to celebrate with their students.
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Book review: Collins Cambridge International AS & A Level Art & Design: Student’s Book by Alan Parsons, Liz Macfarlane and Louise Arnould

Collins Cambridge International AS & A Level Art & Design: Student’s Book provides comprehensive coverage of the Cambridge International syllabus and has been developed by subject experts. It offers creative and engaging material that will enable students to develop skills, knowledge and understanding, whilst also promoting confidence and independence.
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Sign the petition to save an Arts in Schools collection from private sale

Hertfordshire County Council have announced the sale of the majority of a collection founded by a pioneering director of education, John Newsom, which he established in 1949. The collection was one of the first of its kind intended for schools to loan, and known as the 'Art for Schools' or 'School Loan Collection'. In view of the collection's original aims, NSEAD cannot support the sale and ask that you consider signing this 'Save Hertfordshire's Public Art Collection'.
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Craft skills under threat with 37 additions to the Red List of Endangered Crafts

New research by the Heritage Crafts Association has identifed dozens more traditional craft skills on the verge of extinction in the UK, in the first major update of its pioneering project, the Red List of Endangered Crafts.
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