Accountability

Why Ofsted should not inspect safeguarding (and who should do it instead)

The foundations of a more comprehensive and effective safeguarding system than Ofsted’s narrow approach already exist

JL Dutaut
Alan Wood
Accountability

Schools need more nuanced data to rebuild public trust

EPI’s new performance comparing tool isn’t built for accountability – but it shows a more balanced approach to data...

JL Dutaut
Natalie Perera
Accountability

The Plymouth Playbook: Piloting people through improvement

Aaron Meredith tries to bottle the strategy that has driven his southwest schools to Ofsted success with people, not...

JL Dutaut
Aaron Meredith
Accountability

One year after Ruth’s death, one month to detoxify Ofsted

Authorities now have a month to prevent future deaths by removing the toxic stress from our accountability system. But...

JL Dutaut
John Cosgrove
Accountability

Ignored and victimised: Whistleblowers deserve better protection  

Frances Akinde reflects on the consequences of choosing to speak out about malpractice and calls for genuine transparency and...

JL Dutaut
Frances Akinde
Accountability

How we’re promoting psychological safety in our schools

The high-accountability nature of our sector makes normalising vulnerability in leadership imperative

JL Dutaut
Tom Campbell
Accountability

Decentralising Ofsted is an idea whose time has come (again) 

Frank Norris reveals that a new model of local inspection wouldn’t be all that new or all that alien...

JL Dutaut
Frank Norris
Accountability

We must think beyond reform and prioritise belonging

Ofsted reform is sorely needed but our staff, pupils and families can’t wait for the profession to heal itself...

JL Dutaut
Christine Stansfield
Accountability

Re-prioritising data in inspections is a backwards step

At the risk of “annoying successful headteachers”, my school shows why the current inspection framework is getting the big...

JL Dutaut
Matthew Tate