According to TES, 75%of teachers say that Ofsted Inspections cause them “anxiety and depression”* The pressure teachers feel to meet expectations placed on them is immeasurable. We want to help. Here at The Wonder Why society, we provide a safe online space which allows children, teachers and industry experts to learn together. By setting challenges and introducing new topics, the society connects children and schools from all over the UK. It takes down the walls of your classroom to bring a whole new dimension to learning.
We supply education providers with inspiring and original materials mapped to the curriculum, with topics covering key Ofsted requirements such as SMSC, British values and the prevent strategy. The projects and topics shared throughout the site encourage children to develop critical and higher order thinking skills.
Ofsted requires the teaching of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect for, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. These are big topics, inviting challenging questions and responses. Teaching them can seem like a daunting task. However, at the Wonder Why Society, we want to lessen this challenge for educators, by providing easily accessible resources, that aide the facilitation of high quality topic provision and learning.
The same goes for the teaching of the Prevent Strategy, which involves safeguarding vulnerable young people from radicalisation. The Wonder Why Society encourages students to voice different views, demonstrating that opinions are different to facts and ideas should be supported with an informed evidence base. We give children the opportunity to develop a voice and discuss the issues concerning them, in a safe and controlled environment. This space also allows for the open discussion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Every school in England needs to promote, and be able to show pupil progress in SMSC. The ability to openly discuss these topics, paired with the resources we provide, makes for a meaningful and effective learning experience.
Not only this, but The Wonder Why Society platform acts as a safeguarding tool. Ofsted requires children to understand how to keep themselves safe from relevant risks such as abuse, sexual exploitation and extremism, including when using the internet and social media. Also, children are required to be personally prepared to respect others and contribute to wider society and life in Britain. Through interaction with other students online, in our environment, children are simultaneously discovering how to treat others online whilst also learning how to embrace a safe online place.
The tool offered by The Wonder Why Society is immensely flexible and easy to use. To see if you can lift a weight of your shoulders during inspection, why not visit www.thewonderwhysociety.co.uk and give it a try?