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 seven recommendations

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1) Raising the profile of KS3:

  • A high priority in school planning, monitoring and evaluation


2) Improving T&L quality:

  • Prepare pupils for more challenging study at KS4 and 5


3) KS2-KS3 transition:

  • Focus on pupils’ academic needs as much as pastoral needs


4) Cross-phase partnerships:

  • 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) Secure progress with homework:

  • Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of homework