• Online progs vs trads debate 'too polarised', warns Ofsted research chief

    Debate over pedagogy has become “too polarised” and fighting between traditionalists and progressives on social media “quite unhelpful”, Ofsted’s research chief has said. Professor Daniel Muijs told Schools Week the “trads-vs-progs” debate had become a “simplification of the evidence around teaching, around pedagogy, to say that it is one or the other”. “In general teachers

    5.00 Nov. 12th, 2018 | News

  • £2.4m on research is money well spent, says Ofsted boss

    Ofsted’s increased focus and spending on research is “more important” as the inspectorate faces cost pressures, its head of research has said. Professor Daniel Muijs (pictured) has defended the inspectorate’s plans to shell out £2.4 million on research over the next two years. It comes as senior staff have been at pains to point out

    7.00 Nov. 11th, 2018 | News

  • Under-fire Ofsted plans research to assess impact of school funding cuts

    Ofsted is planning to research the impact of funding cuts, as its chief inspector comes under fire for standing firm on her insistence there is no “clear evidence” to show funding pressures are hitting schools. Daniel Muijs, Ofsted’s head of research, told Schools Week the inspectorate will be running research next year on the impact

    5.00 Nov. 9th, 2018 | News