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A cultural reset: how to end the Ofsted inspection cycle of fear

Melanie Ehren.  In November 2017, Ofsted’s chief, Amanda Spielman, talked about one of the biggest problems in current education systems: the culture of fear and game-playing around school inspections, where educators for a long time have been guided by external

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Posted in accountability and inspection, International comparisons

Our greatest challenge: what is the best way to support the most challenged schools?

IOE Events.  The fifth in our ‘What if…?’ debates series, looking at how best to support the most challenged schools, featured the stellar line-up of the National Schools Commissioner, Sir David Carter, Sam Freedman of Teach First, Head of Passmores

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Posted in accountability and inspection, Education policy, Social sciences and social policy, Teachers and teaching assistants

‘Coasting schools’: learning from international ‘best practice’

Paul Morris and Christine Han. Shortly the Government will enact legislation to introduce the new category of ‘coasting school’ into the OFSTED Schools Inspection framework. Schools which are defined as ‘coasting’ will be required to provide a plan as to how

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Posted in Education policy, Evidence-based policy, International comparisons

Ofsted, school accountability and the most able students

Chris Husbands OFSTED’s report on the progress made by the most able children in non-selective secondary schools has hit the headlines, finding that more than a quarter (27%) of previously high-attaining pupils had failed to achieve at least a B

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Posted in Chris Husbands, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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