Amanda Spielman

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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

Letters

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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Welcome decision on assisted dying | Brief letters
Brief letters: BMA | Ofsted | Reusable cups | Teachers’ comments | Tea

Letters

17, Sep, 2021 @3:21 PM

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Ofsted head: schools’ focus on food parcels may have hit learning
Amanda Spielman claims prioritising poorest children during Covid made it harder to provide education for all

Sally Weale Education correspondent

14, Sep, 2021 @1:39 PM

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Ofsted boss warns ‘militant’ activism in schools is a threat to education
Amanda Spielman says disputes over issues are leading to abuse of children and teachers

Sally Weale Education correspondent

24, Jun, 2021 @5:44 PM

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Ofsted chief warns against victim blaming in ‘modesty’ shorts row
Amanda Spielman questioned by MPs about reports of primary school girls being told to wear shorts under skirts

Sally Weale Education correspondent

15, Jun, 2021 @4:32 PM

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Schools should not send exam-year pupils home early, says Ofsted head
Exclusive: Amanda Spielman says it is concerning pupils are going on study leave despite there being no exams

Richard Adams Education editor

03, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ofsted chief asked for greater powers to check for abuse in private schools
Exclusive: Amanda Spielman’s request over ‘potential safeguarding issues’ was ignored by ministers

Richard Adams and Sally Weale

30, Mar, 2021 @7:26 PM

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Teachers in England face ‘epidemic’ of demotivation in lockdown children
Extending school day to make up for lost learning ‘will only work if not seen as punishment’

Richard Adams, Education editor

17, Mar, 2021 @1:27 PM

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