News

Oak academy’s end-of-year report: 8 things we learned

Oak National Academy’s new annual report provides insight into its impact over the last academic year and plans for...

James Carr
James Carr
Ofsted

Ofsted expansion hangs in spending review balance

Questions over pledge from 2019 to extend inspections

James Carr
James Carr
News

DfE launches cyber security scorecard for schools

Schools will be able to access a new cyber security tool for free from tomorrow which measures the robustness...

James Carr
James Carr
Covid, Ofsted

Schools ‘prioritised’ food parcels over remote learning, and 4 other things we learned from Ofsted

Schools’ focus on making food parcels and visiting disadvantaged pupils in the first lockdown may have affected their “capacity”...

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

£20m fine and 3 years in prison: how pressure groups are threatening schools over Covid jabs

Calls for guidance as pressure heaped on schools ahead of vaccine rollout

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Long read: Schools let down by government’s hot air on ventilation

Has England been left flapping in the wind as other countries race ahead with ventilation policies for schools? Schools...

James Carr
Ofsted

Harford: ‘Longer Ofsted inspections could reduce anxiety for schools’

In his final interview as Ofsted’s national director of education, Sean Harford talks to Schools Week about the future...

James Carr
Ofsted

Ofsted: Councils won’t get heads-up on ‘inadequate’ judgements

Ofsted will no longer notify local authorities of provisional inadequate judgements of their maintained schools and academies. But the...

James Carr
Ofsted

Ofsted tells inspectors to explicitly state when off-rolling is found to quash school denials

Ofsted has told its inspectors to explicitly state in their reports when evidence of off-rolling is found after schools...

James Carr