Opinion

Ofsted needs to recognise the role of governors in its new framework

School leaders who help other institutions “turn around” are to be recognised as “exceptional” with a letter from Ofsted,...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
News

Ofsted plan for ‘exceptional leader’ letters receives nervous reaction from heads

In a series of changes to Ofsted practices set out by Michael Wilshaw today, headteachers who are doing an...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
News

Guide to the New Ofsted Reforms: Shorter inspections, ‘exceptional leaders’ and complaints scrutiny

Michael Wilshaw has announced a series of changes to Ofsted practices from September this year. It was already known...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Ofsted Reforms: Is this the right way to inspect, or respect, schools ?

Earlier this year Ofsted claimed “the reforms we will introduce in September 2015 are intended to enable us to...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

How do exam writers put together questions for tests?

After an Edexcel GCSE maths question about Hannah’s sweets went viral on Twitter yesterday, exam writer Paula Goddard gives...

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
Opinion

If I were education secretary…

To deliver the best possible education for all children we need motivated, well-paid and respected teachers. School budgets must be sufficient...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

If we want to teach ‘British values’ then we need to do this….

How do we know what British values even are? And how should we teach them? Expert Matt Hood explores...

Matt Hood
Matt Hood
Opinion

How schools can be the happiest places to work

While the headlines can sometimes be alarmist, Henry Stewart explains how schools can be one of the happiest places...

Henry Stewart
Henry Stewart
Opinion

Ofsted should only ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ schools

Ofsted has become too pervasive. It is time now for it to become a regulator, rather than a school...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor