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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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‘Local authorities can’t run all of our schools’ 'Local authorities can't run all of our schools' Labour must accept that schools are best run in groups – and councils no longer have the resources, says Leora Cruddas Read... Continue Reading
Labour conference: No new free schools or academies, Angela Rayner pledges Labour conference: No new free schools or academies, Angela Rayner pledges Angela Rayner told the party conference in Liverpool the current system is "simply not fit for purpose". Read the... Continue Reading
Ofsted loses two-thirds of inspectors in three years Ofsted loses two-thirds of inspectors in three years Ofsted has lost two thirds of its inspectors amid complaints that job has become like a 'treadmill' Read the full article here Continue Reading
Labour plans to remove incentive for teachers to ‘off-roll’ students Labour plans to remove incentive for teachers to 'off-roll' students Party says ‘unintended rewards’ need to be revoked for excluding students on basis of predicted GCSE results Read the full... Continue Reading
Ofsted admits adding to ‘teach-to-the-test’ mentality Ofsted admits adding to 'teach-to-the-test' mentality School inspectors in England have put too much weight on tests and exam results when rating schools, Ofsted boss Amanda Spielman has admitted. Read... Continue Reading
Shadow education secretary in spotlight Shadow education secretary in spotlight For Angela Rayner, giving every child the best chance is personal – her mother couldn’t read. Now Rayner has a blank sheet to draw up... Continue Reading