• ASCL writes to Ofqual over 'deflated grades' fears

    The Association of School and College Leaders has written to Ofqual and the government “as a matter of urgency”, amid concerns that pupils at schools that followed advice to mark down their own teacher grades have been “punished by that process”. Geoff Barton, ASCL’s general secretary, said that some of his members who deflated grades

    13.58 Aug. 26th, 2020 | News

  • Ofsted requires improvement – but how do we get there?

    Ofsted’s name is mud this week. Amanda Spielman’s speech at last week’s Festival of Education went down like a lead balloon after she announced that grades for overall school effectiveness are “not effort grades”. Then she suggested that schools in white working class areas get lower grades partly because local families may not have the

    5.00 Jun. 29th, 2018 | Opinion