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Sitting in the wrong part of the room?


The latest comments made by Amanda Spielman imply that for once Ofsted, the agency she runs is focusing on the wrong group of people and organisations. However the conclusion she has reached will give a positive message to those who … Continue reading

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Mock Ofsteds are creating stress


According to an article in the TES (Times Education Supplement) by Adi Bloom, the combined voices of the Ofsted chief inspector, Amanda Spielman and the General Secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, Mary Bousted both believe that Schools … Continue reading

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Ofsted exemptions for the chosen few


Last week the Government disclosed that it intends to allow Councils to apply for an exemption from Ofsted inspections and inquiries by the Childrens Commissioner for England for its child protection provision for up to six years if it is … Continue reading

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A revealing statement – unfit for purpose?


This comment made by the Minister of State at the Department for Education, Nick Gibb reveals why Gibb and his boss, Nicky Morgan are determined to force all Schools to become academies. The comment was made over the weekend, the two abbreviations are LA … Continue reading

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An important investment


The news this mornings that Nicky Morgan is looking to the USA for a new head of OFSTED will ensure that for the next few days the papers will be full of issues related to education. Unfortunately one of the crucial parts … Continue reading

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OFSTED being starved of funds?


In April 2013 Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector at OFSTED made an announcement regarding the way in which they inspect local government. He said that “following discussions with local government representatives and after assessing the results of initial pilots, he had taken … Continue reading

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No, no, no, no, no, no, Notice


Yesterdays announcement that OFSTED intends to carry out 40 ‘unannounced’ inspections this month seems to be a very odd state of affairs. It has been suggested that these will be of some of the worst performing Schools in the country. Although … Continue reading

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