Ofsted

Ofsted has now published inspection data for 2000-2005*, its Freedom of Information responses reveal. This is welcome. I have long complained that it... Read more
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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... Read more
Ofsted plans to ‘analyse inspection intervals’ for outstanding schools seem to have been shelved. In July, the Ofsted Board meeting resolved to ‘... Read more
According to schools minister Nick Gibb, the debate about reformed GCSE English Literature earlier this week was ‘just one more example’ of Labour’s... 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 charity... 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
‘ For decades, the overwhelming weight of international evidence – including the influential longitudinal study from Clackmannanshire in Scotland –... Read more
Teachers at flagship free school Michaela Community School (MCS) fear they will be ‘harmed’ by pupils from other schools, recent accounts* reveal. It... 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
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