• Academy rebrokerage process needs reform, says departing trust boss

    The government must reform its academy transfer approval process to allow both sides more time to work out if they fit, the outgoing boss of one of England’s fastest-growing chains has said. Frank Norris, until recently the director of the Co-operative Academies Trust, said chains such as his were being rushed into takeovers that did

    5.00 Sep. 15th, 2019 | News

  • What the new Ofsted framework says about the curriculum

    Ofsted doesn’t need a new inspection framework, says Frank Norris. But as it’s here, he urges “all colleagues to analyse each word, sentence and paragraph closely” In 2004, I was asked to join the development HMI team for the new school inspection framework that was implemented in 2005. I redesigned the joint area review framework

    5.00 Feb. 2nd, 2019 | Opinion