Website of the week- Brockholes C of E Junior and Infant School

By Egidija Juodseryte in Website of the Week | Tagged Ofsted, school jotter, school website, website of the week
Another great website of the week! This week we are looking at the website created by Brockholes C of E Junior and Infant School based in the village of Brockholes, West Yorkshire. It is a Church School that has been recognised by Ofsted as being an outstanding school in terms of the quality of teaching and the exemplary attitudes that children have towards their learning.

The site is designed with colourful illustrations of trees, play areas and children. A great way to add some colours to the website and to make it appealing to children! The homepage also features some Read More →

The new Ofsted website requirements and you – what you need to do next

By Cieran Douglass in Ofsted, Support | Tagged governor information, Ofsted, ofsted guidelines, ofsted requirements, ofsted school website requirements, school websites
As of this month, new Ofsted guidelines on school websites have gone into force, but it's a bit confusing what these actually are. We've written this blog post to help demystify the changes a bit, and it should be helpful whether or not you're a School Jotter user.

The main focus of the new requirements is governor disclosure. Basically, you now have to put information on who your governors are, what they do etc onto your website on a publicly accessible page - previously, this was recommended but not compulsory information. So here's what you'll need:
  • Name: You'll need to have
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Website Of The Week: King’s Rise Academy

By Webanywhere in Website of the Week | Tagged king's rise, Ofsted, ofsted requirements, primary school website, school jotter, school website, school website design, webanywhere

King’s Rise Academy looks like a fun place to learn. We can tell that by the content and the colourful, attractive design of their school website - which recently went live.

As school websites go, much of the content on this School Jotter 2 website is what you’d expect - and, of course, what Ofsted expects. But there’s other information included that is perfect for parents considering the school for their child. The homepage contains a rotating gallery of the school’s children at work and at play - dressed up as pirates, reading and writing. The Celebration section includes pupil

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Get a school website that meets the new DfE and Ofsted requirements

By Webanywhere in Department for Education, Ofsted | Tagged DfE, Ofsted, school website requirements
As you may know, the Department for Education introduced new requirements for school websites in September. We have produced a free guide to the changes, which can be downloaded here.

Changes include:
  • Schools are no longer obliged to publish a physical prospectus
  • There is a list of specific information which schools are required to make available on their website
  • If a school has no website, this information must be published elsewhere on the web, and parents must be made aware of its location
Ofsted are also placing more emphasis on the quality of school websites. The Ofsted School inspection handbook from September 2012 states Read More →

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