Ofsted

Ofsted to review tutoring and teachers’ professional development reforms

Watchdog tasked by government with reviewing two key catch-up policies

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Sexism

Standalone trust could be stripped of school over ‘culture’ of sexism

An academy trust could be stripped of its only school after Ofsted found a “pervading culture” of sexist and...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

Ofsted expansion hangs in spending review balance

Questions over pledge from 2019 to extend inspections

James Carr
James Carr
Covid, Ofsted

Schools ‘prioritised’ food parcels over remote learning, and 4 other things we learned from Ofsted

Schools’ focus on making food parcels and visiting disadvantaged pupils in the first lockdown may have affected their “capacity”...

James Carr
James Carr
Ofsted

Ofsted to visit more MATs when evaluations restart

Watchdog says smaller and specialist trusts will now face visits

John Dickens
John Dickens
Ofsted

Harford: ‘Longer Ofsted inspections could reduce anxiety for schools’

In his final interview as Ofsted’s national director of education, Sean Harford talks to Schools Week about the future...

James Carr
Ofsted

Ofsted: Councils won’t get heads-up on ‘inadequate’ judgements

Ofsted will no longer notify local authorities of provisional inadequate judgements of their maintained schools and academies. But the...

James Carr
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
Ofsted

Ofsted orders action plan from council over SEND pupils’ ‘spiral of decline’

SEND pupils have fallen into a “spiral of decline” and are being excluded too often because a region’s authorities...

James Carr
James Carr