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Ofsted has now published inspection data for 2000-2005*, its Freedom of Information responses reveal. 

This is welcome.  I have long...

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We hear a lot about ‘British Values’.  They’re something schools are supposed to promote.  Ofsted expects it.   Inspectors must evaluate ‘the...

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Ofsted plans to ‘analyse inspection intervals’ for outstanding schools seem to have been shelved. 

In July, the Ofsted Board meeting...

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Exam pressure causes stress – it’s well-known.  And a little stress can improve performance – a ‘chilled’ attitude can cause underachievement and...

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Developing countries can show England how to solve the teacher supply crisis, a Times article (7 April 2018 behind paywall) claims.  

The...

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On 31 March 2018, I watched a BBC 2 Sir David Attenborough programme about birds’s eggs. Although I have only a modest interest in garden birds,...

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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...

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Following the publication of the Public Accounts Committee report criticising Department for Education (DfE) oversight of academies, BBC World at...

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MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have long been concerned about related-party transactions between academy trusts and companies linked...

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Using calculators can improve pupils’ calculating and problem-solving skills, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has found.

To...

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According to schools minister Nick Gibb, the debate about reformed GCSE English Literature earlier this week was ‘just one more example’ of...

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Selective schools put social cohesion at risk ‘for no clear improvement in overall results’.  That’s the conclusion of Durham University...

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Selective schools have long been associated with higher achievement in exams at 16.  This achievement plays a major part in marketing for ‘top’...

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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...

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 I recently wrote an article about the deficit at Casterton College, Rutland, a successful secondary school with a good Ofsted rating and a...

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