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Ofsted inspectors could ease the school staffing crisis | Letters
Letters: Instead of telling teachers that their provision is ‘inadequate’, they could lead by example, writes Frank Coffield; plus letters from Michael Bassey and Caroline O’Dwyer


03, Jan, 2022 @6:11 PM

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Persistent Covid-related absence leaves pupils lagging – Ofsted
England’s school inspectorate finds effect on attendance and mental health higher among disadvantaged

Richard Adams Education editor

16, Dec, 2021 @5:58 PM

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Hunt launched to find ‘ghost children’ missing from schools in England
England’s care commissioner begins exhaustive inquiry as a record number of absences are reported by 10 local authorities

Michael Savage

12, Dec, 2021 @9:15 AM

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School lockdowns risk more cases like Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, says Ofsted head
Amanda Spielman warns ‘there is a minority of children who sadly are safer in school than out of it’

Richard Adams Education editor

07, Dec, 2021 @11:01 AM

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Interview series is a December delight | Brief letters
Letters: Hadley Freeman | The joy of musicals | School inspections | Burglars


06, Dec, 2021 @5:40 PM

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Dear Nadhim Zahawi, please sort out Ofsted’s lack of humanity. There’s no excuse | Michael Rosen
Schools need support, not trials led by unsympathetic inspectors who don’t take Covid into account

Michael Rosen

04, Dec, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Driven to despair by Ofsted inspections | Letters
Letters: Headteacher Rachel Hornsey deplores the shifting goalposts of school inspections. Plus letters from Dr Chris Pyle, Yvonne Williams and Prof Nick Megoran


29, Nov, 2021 @4:32 PM

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‘I can’t go through it again’: heads quit over ‘brutal’ Ofsted inspections
Headteachers say inspectors are ignoring or dismissing the harsh realities of Covid in schools

Anna Fazackerley

27, Nov, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Ofsted should do a little introspection | Letters
Letters: Prof Colin Richards says the watchdog is fuelling paranoia and anxiety in schools, while another reader thinks inspectors would be better engaged in helping with catch-up lessons and mental health initiatives


19, Nov, 2021 @5:11 PM

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Parents call for British army college to be shut down after abuse claims
Letter challenges Ofsted on why it recently rated Army Foundation College in Harrogate as ‘outstanding’

Ben Quinn

18, Nov, 2021 @11:46 AM

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Plan to speed up Ofsted inspections of schools in England sparks fury
Headteachers strongly criticise policy of ensuring all schools and FE providers are inspected by summer 2025

Sally Weale Education correspondent

17, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on public appointments: more Tory abuse | Editorial
Editorial: The Conservatives want to shift the UK’s underpinnings to the right – but the rules apply to them, too

10, Nov, 2021 @7:03 PM

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