• £2.4m on research is money well spent, says Ofsted boss

    Ofsted’s increased focus and spending on research is “more important” as the inspectorate faces cost pressures, its head of research has said. Professor Daniel Muijs (pictured) has defended the inspectorate’s plans to shell out £2.4 million on research over the next two years. It comes as senior staff have been at pains to point out

    7.00 Nov. 11th, 2018 | News

  • Ofsted's Spielman examines book scrutiny in inspections

    Ofsted is considering a new approach to book scrutiny, in which off-site inspectors will look at scanned versions of pupils’ books. The watchdog’s chief inspection Amanda Spielman gave a speech at the fifth annual national conference of ResearchED today, in which she explained areas of development she will be focusing on in the coming months.

    17.46 Sep. 9th, 2017 | News

  • Minister slams academics who won't engage with researchED

    Schools minister Nick Gibb has slammed academics refusing to engage with researchED, an international project that aims to make teachers research-literate. Speaking at researchED’s fifth annual national conference at Chobham Academy in Stratford, Gibb pulled no punches in criticising those who have shunned the project. “It’s a shame some would rather stay in their ivory

    11.49 Sep. 9th, 2017 | News