Ofsted

Ofsted orders action plan from council over SEND pupils’ ‘spiral of decline’

SEND pupils have fallen into a “spiral of decline” and are being excluded too often because a region’s authorities...

James Carr
James Carr
Ofsted

Ofsted tells inspectors to explicitly state when off-rolling is found to quash school denials

Ofsted has told its inspectors to explicitly state in their reports when evidence of off-rolling is found after schools...

James Carr
Ofsted

Teacher training provider to shut after ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating

An academy trust will close its teacher training provision after it was rated ‘inadequate’ under Ofsted’s new ITE inspection...

James Carr
James Carr
Ofsted

Ofsted’s 2020-21 annual report and accounts: 8 things we learned

Ofsted has published its corporate annual report and accounts, laying bare how the watchdog’s work has changed in an...

James Carr
James Carr
ITT, Ofsted

Two ITE providers rated ‘inadequate’ in first tranche of new Ofsted inspections

Two initial teacher education (ITE) providers have been rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted in the first tranche of inspections under...

James Carr
James Carr
Ofsted

Speed read: Ofsted’s tips for a ‘high-quality’ music curriculum

Ofsted has warned that simply having music lessons on the timetable “is not enough” and schools need to set...

James Carr
James Carr
Ofsted

Ofsted maths review ‘needs to be withdrawn’, experts warn

Academics want Ofsted to withdraw its review into teaching “high-quality” maths as they say that half the research cited...

James Carr
James Carr
Ofsted

Ofsted: ‘Confused’ schools want clearer guidance on LGBT teaching

Schools want clearer guidance to help them teach about “sensitive and difficult subjects” like sexual orientation and gender reassignment,...

James Carr
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