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Ofsted could be given powers to seize evidence when inspecting illegal schools amid crackdown The Government is also proposing to tighten up the definition of what constitutes “full time” education, in an attempt to close a loophole which schools have used to claim they are exempt from inspection. Read more here Continue Reading
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Internal school data won’t feature in Ofsted inspections Ofsted inspections 'won't examine internal school data' Watchdog says that schools' own data can be unreliable and it diverts teachers' time away from education. To read more Continue Reading
8 ways research proves that MATs are transformational 8 ways research proves that MATs are transformational Instead of focusing on soundbites from the Sutton Trust report on MATs, we should look closely at the data, writes Leora Cruddas... Continue Reading
Two thirds of academy trusts have below-average results for disadvantaged pupils Two thirds of academy trusts have below-average results for disadvantaged pupils Two in three academy trusts are under-performing with regard to poorer pupils, a new report has found. New research... Continue Reading
Gap between wealthy and poor pupils closing in wake of Michael Gove’s primary school reforms Gap between wealthy and poor pupils closing in wake of Michael Gove's primary school reforms The achievement gap between the poorest primary school children and their wealthier peers has closed... Continue Reading
Ofsted Annual Report 2017/18: education, children’s services and skills Ofsted Annual Report 2017/18: education, children’s services and skills Ofsted's Annual Report presents our findings for the areas we inspect in early years childcare, schools, further education and skills and... Continue Reading
Candidates in up to 40% of A-level and GCSE exams may be awarded incorrect grades, study finds Candidates in up to 40% of A-level and GCSE exams may be awarded incorrect grades, study finds Candidates in up to 40% of GCSE and A-level exams are being awarded... Continue Reading