Ofsted has now published inspection data for 2000-2005*, its Freedom of Information responses reveal.
This is welcome. I have long...Read more
We hear a lot about ‘British Values’. They’re something schools are supposed to promote. Ofsted expects it. Inspectors must evaluate ‘the...Read more
Ofsted plans to ‘analyse inspection intervals’ for outstanding schools seem to have been shelved.
In July, the Ofsted Board meeting...Read more
Exam pressure causes stress – it’s well-known. And a little stress can improve performance – a ‘chilled’ attitude can cause underachievement and...Read more
Developing countries can show England how to solve the teacher supply crisis, a Times article (7 April 2018 behind paywall) claims.
She stole the show at the Oscars – little Maisy Sly, profoundly deaf, who played Libby in the film The Silent Child.
The film won the...Read more
Following the publication of the Public Accounts Committee report criticising Department for Education (DfE) oversight of academies, BBC World at...Read more
MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have long been concerned about related-party transactions between academy trusts and companies linked...Read more
Using calculators can improve pupils’ calculating and problem-solving skills, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has found.
According to schools minister Nick Gibb, the debate about reformed GCSE English Literature earlier this week was ‘just one more example’ of...Read more
Selective schools put social cohesion at risk ‘for no clear improvement in overall results’. That’s the conclusion of Durham University...Read more
Selective schools have long been associated with higher achievement in exams at 16. This achievement plays a major part in marketing for ‘top’...Read more
The New Schools Network (NSN) ‘has worked with two-thirds of the 691 free schools that have opened or been approved to open so far and the...Read more
I recently wrote an article about the deficit at Casterton College, Rutland, a successful secondary school with a good Ofsted rating and a...Read more