Schools

Schools should be judged on pupil inclusion Рnot just exams, think tank says 

Proposed metrics would measure admissions, attendance and exclusions

James Carr
James Carr
Off-rolling

Three academy leaders guilty of misconduct over off-rolling scandal

Two of the ex-staff at Samuel Ward Academy in Suffolk were also rebuked over exam "malpractice"

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

Trust boss accused over ‘culture of cheating’ and off-rolling at flagship school

An award-winning trust CEO and two colleagues face misconduct claims over exam malpractice and off-rolling to keep its flagship...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

Ofsted tells inspectors to explicitly state when off-rolling is found to quash school denials

Ofsted has told its inspectors to explicitly state in their reports when evidence of off-rolling is found after schools...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Timpson two years on: Exclusions review chair wants action

The author of a landmark exclusions review has secured a crunch meeting with ministers to kick them into action...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Children’s commissioner candidate grilled over exclusions at her academy trust

Dame Rachel de Souza has claimed her experience of “putting right” issues with off-rolling, exclusions and SEND support in...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Council with rising home education rapped for potential off-rolling

Ofsted has rapped a council after discovering potential off-rolling of children in care, with the number of pupils educated...

Simon Kay
Simon Kay
News

Academy that removed pupils ‘without good reason’ branded ‘inadequate’

A Nottingham academy that removed pupils from its roll “without good reason” has been branded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted. Hall...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Ofsted’s off-rolling analysis reveals 13% spike in schools with ‘exceptional’ pupil movement

The number of schools with exceptional levels of pupil movement has risen by 13 per cent in one year,...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon