It was ‘totally necessary’ for the ‘tight-knit team’ around former schools minister Michael Gove to use ‘fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency’ to...Read More
Learndirect, the largest commercial provider of further education (FE) was rated Inadequate in March 2017*. Nevertheless, it will still receive...Read More
There are over 500 primary schools and about 200 secondary schools which have been stuck on requires improvement or satisfactory for their last...Read More
52 secondary schools inspected in 2016/17 have not improved from requires improvement or worse since 2005, Ofsted’s Annual Report for 2016/17...Read More
The story is familiar to anyone who has read David Laws’ book Coalition: the Department for Education (DfE) under Michael Gove was dysfunctional...Read More
‘It’s too hasty to claim that these improvements [in global reading test PIRLS] are attributable to policy changes…’ says the Department for...Read more
Ofsted plans to ‘analyse inspection intervals’ for schools rated outstanding and discover ‘reasons for any unusually long gaps’, Minutes of the...Read more
Ofsted had recommended that reception teachers should teach children to read using systematic synthetic phonics.
All the evidence shows...Read more
English 10 year-olds are now joint eighth in the world in reading as measured by the international PIRLS test.
The Department for...Read more
It should be straightforward to find inspection reports. Type in a school’s name on Ofsted’s search page and the school’s record appears.