• Confidence in accuracy of new inspections falls, long-awaited full Ofsted survey shows

    Fewer schools think Ofsted’s new inspections are accurate and clear, full survey results finally released by the watchdog have revealed. Ofsted has today published the full responses to it post-inspection surveys, which includes those dating back to 2015 under the old framework. It follows a Freedom of Information request battle by Schools Week to get

    12.06 Jul. 24th, 2020 | News

  • Ofsted refuses to release full post-inspection survey findings under new framework

    Ofsted has refused to release the full findings of post-inspection surveys under its new framework, claiming they would be “potentially misleading”. This is despite its own publication of some of the findings last month that showed nine in ten school staff were “satisfied” with their inspection. Publication of the positive figures followed growing criticism of

    5.00 May. 4th, 2020 | News

  • 'Requires improvement' schools less likely to improve under new framework

    Schools rated ‘requires improvement’ are less likely to improve under Ofsted’s new inspection framework, new data shows. The watchdog has published statistics this morning which show that just 56 per cent of ‘requires improvement’ schools inspected in the first term of the new framework improved to ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, down from 64 per cent in

    10.34 Mar. 26th, 2020 | News

  • Ofsted accused of legal breach over lack of SEND consultations

    Ofsted is facing accusations it breached equality laws after failing to consult any special needs organisations on its new framework before its finalised plans went out to public consultation. The inspectorate also neglected to include any SEND-specific research in the 321 sources of analysis to help shape the framework, Schools Week can reveal. They rejected

    5.00 Oct. 4th, 2019 | News