Amanda Spielman

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Schools deserve better than this Ofsted inspections regime | Letters
Letters: The current process to evaluate schools is not fit for purpose, say readers

30, Apr, 2023 @4:41 PM

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Sister of Ruth Perry urges headteachers to resist Ofsted ‘culture of fear’
Julia Waters criticises ‘fatally destructive’ inspections and calls on school leaders to refuse to cooperate with watchdog

Richard Adams Education editor

29, Apr, 2023 @12:11 PM

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The Guardian view on Ofsted inspections: not fulfilling their purpose | Editorial
Editorial: There is little evidence that the current regime helps schools to improve – and plenty of evidence that a better system is needed


24, Apr, 2023 @6:04 PM

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Touched by a tragic first world war tale | Brief letters
Brief letters: Shot at dawn | Emergency alerts at evensong | A message to Airstrip One | Ofsted’s ‘inadequate’ | Jack Nicholson in Reds

24, Apr, 2023 @5:03 PM

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Ofsted chief admits to ‘culture of fear’ around England’s school inspections
Amanda Spielman says for vast majority of schools ‘it’s a positive and affirming experience’

Richard Adams Education editor

23, Apr, 2023 @11:55 AM

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Proposed Ofsted changes ‘totally inadequate’, say family of Ruth Perry
Headteacher’s suicide has led to calls for reform but chief inspector says one-word grades ‘integral’

Richard Adams Education editor

21, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘Deeply sorry’ Ofsted chief rejects call for halt in inspections after head’s death
After Ruth Perry’s family demand urgent review, Amanda Spielman says she is open to debate about grading

Richard Adams Education editor

24, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Eurosceptic former MP Owen Paterson takes UK government to European court of human rights – as it happened
Former Tory cabinet minister and arch Eurosceptic claims his rights to privacy infringed by inquiry into lobbying

Andrew Sparrow

22, Nov, 2022 @6:04 PM

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Covid made parents ‘more relaxed’ about unauthorised holidays – Ofsted
Chief inspector tells leaders the pandemic has ‘fractured the social contract between parents and schools’

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Mar, 2022 @2:50 PM

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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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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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Ofsted investigates rise in primary-age children in alternative provision
Exclusive: Chief inspector says some children being placed in unregistered, unsafe settings after being excluded from school

Sally Weale Education correspondent

05, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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