Ofsted

Oasis school where half of pupils don’t turn up rated ‘inadequate’

Trust said disengagement after pandemic and financial hardship behind absence rates amid government attendance crackdown

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

Ofsted’s autocratic curriculum experiment has failed

Over the years, Ofsted’s role has shifted from ‘aiming to improve lives by raising standards in education and children’s...

JL Dutaut
Meena Kumari Wood and Adrian Lyons
Ofsted

Seven things we learned from Ofsted’s latest education recovery research

The watchdog found learning loss during Covid lockdowns made it more difficult to identify pupils with SEND

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Ofsted

Ofsted job cut inspection warning, plus 9 more annual account findings

Plans to slim down the civil service could have 'implications' for new inspection work

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

September 2022 Ofsted inspection changes: What schools need to know

Curriculum grace period ends - but new grade descriptor 'will prevent cliff edge'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

Schools can’t game inspections, says Ofsted

Experts say accountability pressures encourage such behaviour

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

Grammar schools ratings topple as new Ofsted regime bites

Kent school that controversially opened satellite site in 2015 among those downgraded

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

‘Be teachers not campaigners’ urges Ofsted chief

Amanda Spielman tells teachers to maintain their 'own impartiality'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

Ofsted ‘won’t become tutor compliance police’

'Our handbook is not changing in any way,' says senior inspector

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth