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Inspecting the inspectors: students assess Ofsted regime’s toll on wellbeing
Sixth-formers propose alternatives after showing how visits cause stress for pupils as well as teachers

Fiona Millar

29, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Council-maintained schools outperform academies in England, study shows
Analysis of Ofsted rankings comes as government set to outline plans for all schools to join multi-academy trusts

Sally Weale Education correspondent

09, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Queen’s speech set to include crackdown on unregulated schools
Proposals to include threat of jail and unlimited fines for proprietors who ignore safeguarding concerns

Richard Adams Education editor

06, May, 2022 @6:37 PM

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Investigation finds school failed vulnerable children and misled Ofsted
Board at Holland Park school expresses ‘deep regrets’ as damning report concludes ‘every complaint happened’

Sally Weale

04, May, 2022 @9:29 PM

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Ofsted criticises archdiocese over ban on gay author’s visit to Catholic school
Staff and pupils at London secondary left ‘angry and confused’ after event was cancelled ‘unilaterally’

Richard Adams Education editor

27, Apr, 2022 @5:37 PM

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Ofsted will step up early-years focus to address lockdown impact
Young children thought to be lagging behind in communication and skills owing to Covid disruption

Sally Weale Education correspondent

25, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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UK politics: Starmer accuses Sunak of taxation ‘hypocrisy’ – as it happened
Latest updates: Labour leader says ‘it really is one rule for them, and another for everyone else’

Andrew Sparrow

11, Apr, 2022 @4:34 PM

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Ofsted, take note – learning is about more than recall | Letters
People’s memories are patchy. If school inspectors can’t remember things, why should they expect children to?

10, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Mary Bousted on Tory education: ‘To destroy children’s hope is wicked. We do it on a grand scale’
The co-head of the National Education Union is banking on her new book to spark a debate on how to empower and retain teachers – and give children a chance

Donna Ferguson

09, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The children I teach have been badly set back by the pandemic. ‘Catch-up’ lessons aren’t what they need | Anonymous
Ofsted found some children now struggle to recognise facial expressions. More time for play would help them, says a primary school teacher


05, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Pandemic has delayed social skills of young children, says Ofsted chief
Rising numbers unable to understand facial expressions and have communication and self-care delays

Rachel Hall

04, Apr, 2022 @9:40 AM

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‘Pop quiz’ Ofsted tests are downgrading schools unfairly, say heads
New inspection system requires pupils to face questions without prior notice

Julie Henry

02, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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