An early verdict on the new Ofsted framework
Ofsted has been inspecting schools under its new framework for little more than a month. It is probably too early to...
Lead PGCE tutor & schools history project fellow, Leeds Trinity University
Changing the educational set menu
As the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) publishes its second Reflecting Realities report, Sonia Thompson reflects on what it...
Headteacher, St Matthew's C of E teaching and research school, Birmingham
What next for school accountability?
Peer review has finally made it on to the political agenda as evidence of its benefits grows, writes Dr Kate Chhatwal,...
Chief executive of Challenge Partners
Making trustees trustworthy again after WCAT
The deeper scandal of Wakefield City Academy Trust is that it could all too easily happen again. All that’s required to...
National leader of governance
Taking primary teacher effectiveness to the next level
What do teachers in effective primary schools do? It’s a question teachers, teacher trainers, school leaders and policymakers alike would like...
UCL Institute of Education
Removing parent governors will be seen as power grab to stifle dissent
Three years ago the then education secretary Justine Greening announced she was dropping her predecessor’s proposal to remove the requirement for...
Chief executive National Governance Association
Time to get serious about children with additional needs
The SEND Code of Practice is routinely broken because a number of factors are not being addressed. Simply moving children around...
Director for social mobility and vulnerable learners, Education Policy Institute
A hundred years of randomness: Dr Ben Styles on education RCTs
On Monday around 100 education researchers and users of research gathered at the Royal Statistical Society to celebrate the centenary of...
DR BEN STYLES
Head of education trials unit, National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
Ofsted’s new framework: From watchdog to service dog?
Last week we got “the call” in one our trust’s primary schools. The second week of September, a new, untested framework,...
CEO, Woodland Academies Trust
Extra cash is welcome, but schools need to stop being wasteful
Promises of more funding will be welcome, but the sector can’t continue using disadvantaged schools as cover for their own irresponsible...
Chief executive at Delta Academies Trust