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The schools inspectorate’s policies about language are harmful to the most marginalised members of society.
Teachers have a legal duty to promote British values, but what exactly are they?
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Secondary students are losing the opportunity to enjoy learning for its own sake.
Matching Ofsted reports to voting patterns.
The head of Ofsted has said a sense that educational needs had been neglected fuelled the vote in favour of Brexit. Is he right?
Amanda Spielman at her pre-selection hearing on June 29.
A committee of MPs says it is unable to support the appointment of Amanda Spielman as head of the schools inspectorate.
It’s old-fashioned, out of date and varies massively from school to school.
There are alarms over a teacher ‘brain drain’.
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Constant chaotic change and mounting pressure has led to the teaching brain drain.
Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, will stand down in December.
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The government’s search outside the UK for the next chief inspector of schools is misguided.
Creating that buzz.
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By ignoring emotion, school inspections are missing the point.
Make sure parents are paying attention too.
The schools inspectorate has moved away from judging schools on how their engagement with parents impacts on children’s achievement. What a shame.
On average, more pupils in the South get five A*-C grades at GCSE than the North or Midlands.
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Can schools in the North and Midlands replicate the success of those in the South of England?
A protest against the academisation of the Hewett School in Norwich.
As children head back to class this week, another school will be opening its doors for the autumn term as an academy – in spite of opposition from parents and the community. From early September the Hewett…
Keeping an eye on who’s gone missing.
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There is no consistent system for recording and reporting children who are removed from school registers.
Everbody should get a go.
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We shouldn’t just be blaming the middle classes for snapping up all the free childcare spots.
No room for flat-lining.
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Nicky Morgan has wasted no time on pursuing plans to intervene in schools where results are ‘flat-lining’.
Mainstreamed, but left out.
A relentless focus on test results is alienating children with special needs.
Teaching children to uphold British values is at the head of parties’ agenda.
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The Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham schools last year has left an indelible mark on the education system and the ensuing debate on the need for schools to uphold “British values” has infused parties…
Any deviation allowed?
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Asking children to model themselves on top entrepreneurs is another step towards corporate mentality hijacking education.
Ofsted inspections are changing.
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In what Ofsted has hailed as some of the most radical changes to school inspection in England in its history, the schools regulator has published the results of a consultation into changes due to be introduced…
Don’t worry, we’re good at oversight.
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If anyone thought that another scathing report by MPs into the Coalition’s academies policy might put its expansion on ice, the prime minister has quickly proved them wrong. In a speech laying out the…