Ofsted

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
At what point does a stock phrase become a target for derision? We saw it in the last election when Theresa May tried to convince the electorate that... Read more
‘One in four children go to failing secondary schools,’ says the New Schools Network (NSN), the taxpayer funded charity set up to promote free... 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
This morning, on Radio 4's Today programme, George Osborne claimed that the transformation of London schools was due to the introduction of academies... Read more
The headline is true. But it’s also mischievous and misleading. Mischievous because it attempts to demonize free schools. It’s an antidote to recent... 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
At the Mad Hatter’s tea party, the March Hare tells Alice that she should say what she means. ‘I do,’ Alice replied; ‘at least—at least I mean what I... 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
Pupils who engage in enquiry-based learning in science perform at a lower level in international PISA science tests than those who had ‘teacher-... Read more
Perhaps it was suffering a New Year’s Eve hangover. Perhaps it was January blues. Whatever the excuse, the statement by the Department for Education... Read more
Test your knowledge of education events discussed on this site in 2017. One point for each answer (they’re at the bottom – don’t cheat) and a bonus... 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 two... 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 reveals... Read more
The Diocese of Ely Multi Academy Trust (DEMAT) has received glowing praise from Ofsted, Schools Week reports. A focussed inspection of seven DEMAT... Read more
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07.12.17 by
This post is prompted by an article in today's 'i' newspaper that includes a table of EU and EFTA countries in order of the percentage of secondary... 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 had recommended that reception teachers should teach children to read using systematic synthetic phonics. All the evidence shows that... Read more