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Will the leopard change its spots? A new model of inspection for Ofsted

Frank Coffield,  Does Ofsted do more harm than good? I have examined the evidence which shows that, despite some clear benefits of inspection, Ofsted’s methods are invalid, unreliable and unjust. A report from the Education Policy Institute, for example, concluded

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, Leadership and management, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Priorities for a new Government: advice from our academics part 5 – Muslims, education and citizenship; teacher retention

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. Their replies have appeared over the past few weeks. Muslims, education and citizenship Given the present turbulent and divisive environment, how should a new Government approach

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Posted in Education policy, Leadership and management, Teachers

Manchester: betrayal and belonging in a welcoming city

Kathryn Riley.  One of my favourite photographs shows two handsome women, elegantly dressed in black, with mantillas draped over their heads. They’re talking animatedly to a smiling male figure dressed in white. He’s wearing a skull cap. A sense of

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Posted in Leadership and management, Social sciences and social policy

Priorities for a new Government: advice from our academics part 3 – school leadership, ICT and educational psychologists

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. We are publishing their replies during the run-up to the election.  School leaders and leadership    The new Secretary of State faces a potentially

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, ICT in education, Leadership and management, Special educational needs and psychology

Children are analogue beings navigating a digital world

  Sandra Leaton Gray.  If you are a child today, you live your life almost completely in the public domain. Your baby photographs might be on Facebook before the first nappy change. By the time you start primary school, you

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Posted in ICT in education, Leadership and management, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment