Academies

Academy avoids rebrokering threat until third ‘inadequate’ rating

The leeway given to Nuneaton Academy raised eyebrows, with other academies and maintained schools facing swifter intervention

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

Omicron: Ofsted says inspections will ‘carry on as usual’

Ofsted inspections will go ahead as normal despite the discovery of the new Omicron Covid variant, the watchdog has...

James Carr
James Carr
Ofsted

‘It’s the right time’: Amanda Spielman defends inspecting Covid-hit schools

The chief inspector came under fire from school leaders at an event who called routine Ofsted inspections mid-Covid "profoundly...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Treasury marks DfE’s 11,500-word homework laying out its vision

The Department for Education has published an 11,590-word “outcome delivery plan,” detailing the wide-ranging goals and performance metrics it...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Ofsted pilot to look at whether framework ‘tweaks’ are needed ahead of full inspections

Ofsted will conduct “full” on-site inspections at about 25 schools over the next fortnight to assess whether its framework...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Ofsted monitoring inspections find all schools taking ‘effective action’, but verdict ‘limited’

The first batch of letters published following new remote Ofsted monitoring inspections found that all schools were “taking effective...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Ofsted monitoring inspections paused for week of schools’ return

Ofsted will pause its remote monitoring inspections for the week beginning March 8 to allow schools to focus on...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Ofsted annual report 2019-20: 8 things we learned

Ofsted has published its latest annual report following a “year of two halves” which saw inspections halted around six...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker