Accountability

Exam pressure causes stress – it’s well-known. And a little stress can improve performance – a ‘chilled’ attitude can cause underachievement and... Read more
Following the publication of the Public Accounts Committee report criticising Department for Education (DfE) oversight of academies, BBC World at One... Read more
MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have long been concerned about related-party transactions between academy trusts and companies linked to... Read more
Amanda Spielman, Chief Ofsted inspector, told the ASCL annual conference yesterday that she wants a ‘frank discussion’ about teacher workload. As she... Read more
Conservatives are ignoring the ‘huge success right before their nose,’ wrote Fraser Nelson in the Telegraph earlier this month. And what is this ‘... Read more
Theresa May’s speech on university tuition fee reform omitted one salient fact : it was the Coalition government which raised fees to up to £9k from... Read more
The Prime Minister and the Chancellor wrote forewords. So did ministers Michael Gove and Nick Gibb.* The heavily-endorsed publication attracting such... Read more
This is the title of a publication by ‘More than a score’. More than a score is a broad coalition established by the largest teachers’ union the NUT... Read more
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published what is probably the most comprehensive study yet on ‘The Attainment Gap’ , which has been the... Read more
‘They don’t give a monkey’s what the music is, whether it’s Schubert in German or the theme from Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, but... Read more
It’s nearly two years since Liam Nolan, CEO of Perry Beeches Academy Trust (PBAT), left under a cloud . PBAT had been slapped with a Financial Notice... Read more
The Chief Executive of the Diocese of Leicester Academy Trust (DLAT), David Morris, transformed culture at the trust, inspectors wrote after a... Read more
Former education secretary Michael Gove tweeted yesterday in support of Toby Young’s appointment to the board of the Office for Students (OfS): '... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) ‘must take ownership of blame in contributing to the historical problems that had brought about the current... Read more
Given Labour’s bold and exciting proposals for a free cradle to grave National Education Service, failures in the further and higher education... Read more
'When I was a teenager, kids set fire to the Bristol comprehensive* I attended, razing it to the ground. It felt likely they were giving their... Read more
Since becoming HMCI in January, Amanda Spielman has had a lot to say about the regrettable effects of the accountability system of which she is now a... Read more
Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s chief inspectors, welcomes the Association of School and College Leaders’ (ASCL) Commission on ethical leadership in her... Read more