Ofsted

Writing for LSN in 2014, the late Maurice Holt noted the ‘transatlantic bridge tendency’ in English education policy – which, for more than three... Read more
‘Ten years of success’ or five years of poor teaching? Can’t be both ‘ The Folkestone Academy is absolutely a success story. There has been ten years... Read more
Many struggle to recruit pupils, ten have closed The University Technical College (UTC) initiative is failing, an Education Policy Institute repor t... Read more
Brings total of warning letters issued in 2018 to over 80 The Department for Education (DfE) has today added 25 schools to its list of independent... Read more
It’s ‘beyond belief’ PM would use ‘discredited’ claim after UKSA censure Just days after the Department for Education (DfE) received a severe... Read more
UKSA chair appears to be losing patience - and not before time Sir David Norgrove, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA), appears to be losing... Read more
Poor enrolment in 2017 blamed on ‘demographic dip’ Plymouth University Technology College (UTC), judged inadequate in April 2016, is planning to... Read more
Bonus points: which claims are being probed by UK statistics watchdog Which of the following were used by Damian Hinds, the education secretary, in... Read more
Parents in the dark contacted local paper for information When pupils returned to Rugby Free Primary School (RFPS) on 5 September, parents found the... Read more
If free schools were aimed at empowering parents then they've failed ‘The very basis of the free school programme is to empower parents and teachers... Read more
Hinds says Rayner is ‘plain wrong’ – but she isn’t Labour’s shadow secretary of state for education, Angela Rayner, is ‘just plain wrong’, writes... Read more
Free schools ‘best means’ of addressing rising school numbers, says NSN The need for more school places is best met by opening free schools, says... Read more
Inspectors must decide if exceptional pupil movement is 'lawful' Inspectors must discuss concerns about potential ‘off-rolling’ with school leaders... Read more
Schools’ fault says Ofsted 4,700 pupils who took the higher tier reformed GCSE combined science exam in 2018 were awarded a ‘safety net’ grade 3 to... Read more
This is the title of a Guardian article which appeared on 11 September 2018. The following (in italics) are excerpts. Major study of 1.8 million... Read more
SchoolCompany’s Trust director prioritised ‘growing the business’ ‘In terms of growing the business, what are the vital things to go for and what... Read more
Why did Ireland do so well in global reading test? SoS asks Education Secretary Damian Hinds visited Dublin last week to meet his Irish equivalent... Read more
Head said private pupils could ‘benefit’ from state school’s facilities Stuart Pywell, executive head of St Stephen’s Junior School, Canterbury,... Read more