News

Governors: New Ofsted inspections ‘rushed’ and reports ‘patronising’

Ofsted’s new framework is diminishing the role of governance in schools, patronising staff and leading to rushed inspections, a...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Ofsted refuses to say whether senior official ‘approved’ content for curriculum firm

A curriculum provider has insisted a senior Ofsted official “approved” articles in its promotional magazine that featured alongside the...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Ofsted’s inspection grace period won’t apply to full primary curriculum

Ofsted’s curriculum grace period will not apply to reading, writing and maths in primary schools. Further details of the...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

What to do when an inspector calls

Leaders should keep a cool head and take practical steps to prepare for the phone call from Ofsted, writes...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Ian Hartwright
Opinion

These children need more than a system of escalating consequences

Ofsted’s new framework must recognise the enormous hurdles that some children have to overcome – and inspectors must make...

Expert Contributor
BECKY WHITE
Opinion

What the new Ofsted framework says about the curriculum

Ofsted doesn’t need a new inspection framework, says Frank Norris. But as it’s here, he urges “all colleagues to...

Expert Contributor
FRANK NORRIS
Opinion

The problem isn’t the framework, it’s high-stakes accountability

Ros McMullen gives ‘a big thumbs-up’ to the emphasis on curriculum – although, she says, she struggles with how...

Ros McMullen
ROS MCMULLEN