• 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 sure that funding to support them is used in the right way, says Becky White At three years old, Jade* often ate until she was sick. In between meals, she sneaked other people’s leftovers out of

    5.00 Mar. 31st, 2019 | 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 analyse each word, sentence and paragraph closely” In 2004, I was asked to join the development HMI team for the new school inspection framework that was implemented in 2005. I redesigned the joint area review framework

    5.00 Feb. 2nd, 2019 | 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 inspectors will judge its impact I have a confession – I really like Amanda Spielman, our HMCI, and I really like her intentions. I am also one of those who believe schools should be all about

    5.00 Jan. 19th, 2019 | Opinion