Ofsted

Ofsted: Councils won’t get heads-up on ‘inadequate’ judgements

Ofsted will no longer notify local authorities of provisional inadequate judgements of their maintained schools and academies. But the...

James Carr
Ofsted

Ofsted’s 2020-21 annual report and accounts: 8 things we learned

Ofsted has published its corporate annual report and accounts, laying bare how the watchdog’s work has changed in an...

James Carr
James Carr
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School drops sports course questioned by Ofsted

A Liverpool school has dropped a controversial sports science qualification that Ofsted said might not be in the pupils’...

James Carr
James Carr
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Chris Russell to replace Sean Harford as Ofsted’s national education director

Ofsted is to name Chris Russell as its new national director of education, replacing Sean Harford, Schools Week has...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Ofsted national education director Sean Harford to take early retirement

Ofsted’s national director of education Sean Harford is to stand down from his role to take early retirement, the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Ofsted branded ‘disingenuous’ over wellbeing review

Ofsted’s pledge to review whether inspections are affecting staff wellbeing has been branded “disingenuous” after it emerged that no...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Ofsted inspectors to have Covid tests before visiting schools

Ofsted inspectors will take Covid-19 tests before carrying out on-site monitoring visits later this month, the watchdog has announced....

James Carr
James Carr
News

‘We are not convinced’ – leaders’ union ASCL won’t back #PauseOfsted campaign

The Association of School and College Leaders will not back calls for school staff to stop working as Ofsted...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Hinds urges Ofsted to ensure new MAT evaluations aren’t ‘undue burdens’

Education secretary Damian Hinds has warned Ofsted its new academy trust “summary evaluations” must not create “undue burdens” on...

John Dickens
John Dickens