Ofsted

DfE considering ‘accelerated inspections’ to help Ofsted tackle Covid backlog

Gavin Williamson has revealed the government is looking to accelerate the timetable for Ofsted inspections in order to address...

James Carr
James Carr
Baker Clause, Ofsted

Confusion and heavy lobbying forces Ofsted to ‘clarify’ Baker clause approach

Ofsted inspectors will “always” report where a school fails to comply with the Baker clause and “consider” how it...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Ofsted

Speed read: Ofsted’s guide to a ‘high-quality’ geography curriculum

Ofsted has highlighted some of the key principles of teaching a “high-quality” geography curriculum in its latest research review....

James Carr
James Carr
Ofsted, SEND

Ofsted plans expansion of area SEND inspections to include all pupils in AP

Ofsted plans to “broaden the scope” of its area SEND inspections to look at support for all pupils in...

James Carr
James Carr
Ofsted

Spielman: Don’t ‘chop out’ safeguarding from Ofsted, give us cash to inspect it properly

Chief inspector Amanda Spielman has rejected calls to “chop out” safeguarding from Ofsted’s remit, and said the watchdog could...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

Ofsted: No mark-down if schools let year 11s leave early

Ofsted has clarified schools won’t be marked down for letting their year 11 cohort leave before the end of...

James Carr
James Carr