Schools

Ministers have ‘limited’ agenda to improve teaching, says ex-DfE boss

'Structural reorganisation is easy,' says former permanent secretary Jonathan Slater, who warns of 'disconnect' from frontline teachers

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

September 2022 Ofsted inspection changes: What schools need to know

Curriculum grace period ends - but new grade descriptor 'will prevent cliff edge'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

‘A new low’: Chartered College lodges complaint over swearing minister

Sector leader writes to government as fellow Conservative MP accuses Andrea Jenkyns of 'appalling conduct'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Brendan Clarke-Smith and Andrea Jenkyns become DfE ministers

New ministers fill vacancies left by a wave of resignations this week, but portfolios yet to be confirmed

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen
Politics

School reforms up in air as Johnson turmoil wipes out ministers

Uncertainty reigns after spate of ministerial resignations and PM's decision to quit

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

Schools can’t game inspections, says Ofsted

Experts say accountability pressures encourage such behaviour

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Cost-of-living crisis: Fuel hike pushes school staff to the brink

Schools are struggling to find and keep staff as soaring costs and years of pay restraint take their toll

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

Grammar schools ratings topple as new Ofsted regime bites

Kent school that controversially opened satellite site in 2015 among those downgraded

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

‘Be teachers not campaigners’ urges Ofsted chief

Amanda Spielman tells teachers to maintain their 'own impartiality'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker