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
National Curriculum, Ofsted

‘Permissive’ national curriculum gives schools too much freedom, says Ofsted director

The national curriculum has become too “permissive”, and making more subjects compulsory at key stage 4 could help “lever...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Chris Russell to replace Sean Harford as Ofsted’s national education director

Ofsted is to name Chris Russell as its new national director of education, replacing Sean Harford, Schools Week has...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Ofsted national education director Sean Harford to take early retirement

Ofsted’s national director of education Sean Harford is to stand down from his role to take early retirement, the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Feature

Has Ofsted given up on school case studies?

Ofsted’s case studies have not always had their intended consequences. As Sean Harford said at the recent ‘Radical ideas...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
News

Schools must plan curriculum and be able to show inspectors, says Harford

Schools will need to show they have “designed” their curriculum and whether it helps pupils to be upwardly socially...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg