Tag Archives: Ofsted

Talking point: Accident of birth? The challenge of coastal communities

19 Nov

Talking point: Accident of birth? The challenge of coastal communities

In an article in ‘SecEd’, “Combatting the coastal school challenges”, Heath Monk’ highlights the challenges coastal schools face and a study by Dr Tanya Ovenden-Hope, ‘Coastal Academies: Changing school cultures in disadvantaged coastal regions in England’.

Amateur doesn’t have to be ‘amateurish’ but training is “vital” for school governors

19 Nov

Amateur doesn’t have to be ‘amateurish’ but training is “vital” for school governors

In his second monthly commentary, Ofsted Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw looks at the role of school governance.

“Parental trigger” or shooting oneself in the foot?

16 Sep

“Parental trigger” or shooting oneself in the foot?

The New Schools Network is calling for the introduction of a “parental trigger” that could ultimately lead to the removal of a school’s headteacher.

Chris Woodhead: “shaming and blaming” or “praise and recognition”?

25 Jun

Chris Woodhead: “shaming and blaming” or “praise and recognition”?

Sir Christopher Woodhead, 1946-2015

“We hope that these changes will enable Ofsted inspections to become supportive and developmental rather than clinical and punitive.”

15 Jun

“We hope that these changes will enable Ofsted inspections to become supportive and developmental rather than clinical and punitive.”

Voice’s response to Ofsted’s “Better inspection for all – consultation on proposals for a new framework for the inspection of schools, further education and skills providers and registered early years settings” and subsequent announcements