KS3: The Wasted Years?

Lead KS3 with purpose and meaning

  • Respond to Ofsted’s report, Key Stage 3: The Wasted Years?

  • How to overcome the 6 central challenges:

    • Quality of teaching

    • Rate of pupil progress

    • Assessment and monitoring

    • Challenge the most able

    • Transition from KS2

    • KS3; the whole-school agenda

  • Tools to act on the eight recommendations

Matt Bromley

Matt Bromley

Date: 21st Jun 2018

Matt is an experienced education leader, writer, consultant, speaker, and trainer.He is the author of several books including the Amazon best-sellers 'Leadership for Learning', 'The IQ Myth', and 'The Art of Public Speaking'. He also edited the Amazon best-seller 'SPaG Book'. His latest book is 'Teach'. Between 2013 and 2016 he was Group Director of Teaching and Learning for the Derby College Group and the DCET multi-academy trust, a £60m organisation. He was responsible for improving the quality of teaching for 30,000 students across Derby and Derbyshire (during his tenure, the Ofsted judgment improved from 'requires improvement' to 'good' with outstanding features). He was a member of the Executive Board reporting to the CEO. He was also an academy school governor.

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Tools and strategies to act on the eight recommendations:


1) Raising the profile:

  • Make KS3 a higher priority in all aspects of school planning, monitoring and evaluation


2) Improving T&L quality:

  • Prepare pupils for more challenging study at KS4 and 5


3) KS2-KS3 transition:

  • Methods for focusing on pupils’ academic needs as much as pastoral needs


4) Cross-phase partnerships:

  • Strengthen links to build on prior knowledge, understanding and skills


5) Assessment and monitoring:

  • Ideas for making your KS3 systems and procedures robust


6) Disadvantaged pupils:

  • Ways to close the achievement gap


7) Homework:

  • How to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of homework to secure good progress


8) Literacy and numeracy:

  • Strategies to build on KS2 attainment

First delegate rate

£299 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£279 + VAT

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