• Decrease in schools getting top grades, and 6 other findings from Ofsted's inspections data

    Ofsted judged a lower proportion of schools to be ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ in the first year of its new inspection framework. The watchdog has published management information on inspections conducted in the 2019-20 academic year, which takes into account reports published between April and the end of August. However, the data is based on a

    13.57 Oct. 29th, 2020 | News

  • Schools running 3-year GCSEs twice as likely to be 'inadequate', new report finds

    Ofsted has been warned by a former education secretary not to undermine academy freedoms “by the back door” in a report that found schools running three-year GCSEs were more than twice as likely to be rated ‘inadequate’. A report published today by think tank Policy Exchange, The Watchmen Revisited, claims the schools watchdog has created

    22.00 Feb. 24th, 2020 | News

  • 5 unintended consequences of the new Ofsted framework

    The vast knowledge of HMIs should support and improve schools rather than tell them what they already know, says Vic Goddard Most of you will have seen the film It’s a Wonderful Life, but a quick summary: we don’t know the full impact of our own behaviour on others’ lives – think ripples in a

    5.00 Jan. 20th, 2019 | Opinion