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Ofsted Criticises Science Teaching

Magazine article Public Finance

Ofsted Criticises Science Teaching

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Ofsted inspectors have criticised the standard of science teaching, particularly in primary schools.

The schools inspectorate said many teachers, especially those working in the primary sector, lacked the confidence to teach science well because they did not know enough about the subject or had not had enough professional training.

Success in science, published on June 17, says standards have not improved over the past three years, while inspections have highlighted weaknesses in the planning and assessment of science teaching.

Ofsted said practical learning was the best way to convey scientific understanding to pupils. The watchdog is urging teachers to devote more time to practical experiments and analysis instead of theoretical textbook learning. …

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