Ofsted

Ofsted annual report 2020-21: 8 things we learned

Ofsted has lost sight of more primary pupils and says reintegration of AP children 'not a reality'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

Science free school with no RE lessons put in special measures

Ofsted said half-termly internal exams were 'burdensome' and left staff workload 'unmanageable'

John Dickens
John Dickens
Ofsted

ITT reforms could spell the beginning of the end for Ofsted

Despite concessions, schools and ITE providers remain at risk from the ITT market reforms and the organisation who will...

JL Dutaut
DAVID SPENDLOVE
Ofsted

Why ‘outstanding’ leaders must prioritise pupil wellbeing

New research points to a link between ‘outstanding’ ratings and poorer pupil wellbeing. Daniel Muijs sets out what that...

JL Dutaut
DANIEL MUIJS
Ofsted

Omicron: Ofsted says inspections will ‘carry on as usual’

Ofsted inspections will go ahead as normal despite the discovery of the new Omicron Covid variant, the watchdog has...

James Carr
James Carr
Ofsted

Ofsted reform is needed now to rebuild trust in inspections

Our letter stops short of calling for Ofsted to be scrapped, writes Colin Richards, but reform is required now...

JL Dutaut
COLIN RICHARDS
Ofsted

Large online educators face £10k bill for Ofsted accreditation visits

The watchdog has warned the online education sector is currently ‘completely unregulated’

James Carr
James Carr
Ofsted

ITT providers ‘alarmingly selling specific pedagogies’ as ‘be all and end all’, Ofsted says

Some initial teacher training providers inspected under the new Ofsted framework were “misinforming trainees” by teaching them only specific...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Ofsted

‘It’s the right time’: Amanda Spielman defends inspecting Covid-hit schools

The chief inspector came under fire from school leaders at an event who called routine Ofsted inspections mid-Covid "profoundly...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger