Ofsted

This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country. Thirty years ago this summer the Great Education... Read more
Competition from free schools contributed to financial difficulties which led to Corelli College, Greenwich, being transferred to Leigh Academies... Read more
The ‘north/south attainment gap’ claimed to exist by The Sutton Trust, The Social Mobility Foundation, the DfE, the National Schools Commissioner and... Read more
The decline in inspection outcomes for non-association, non-special independent schools during the academic year 2016/17 ‘has been quite stark’, says... Read more
An ‘unspoken selling point’ of the proposed low-cost private school, the Independent Grammar School: Durham (IGSD) ‘is the cachet of attending a... Read more
Yesterday, the Department for Education (DfE) churned out a press release outlining what education secretary Damian Hinds was ‘ expected to say ’ in... Read more
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust . Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s powerful words [... Read more
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