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Time for more tables

One of the things that recent events bring into sharp relief is how the system deals with schools that have been in difficulties for some time. 890 more words


Kirklees Children's Services: Eleanor Brazil's report to Secretary of State

The Department for Education has published a report which looks at future options for children’s services in Kirklees.

A Children’s Commissioner was appointed to work with the council following an Ofsted inspection in the autumn of 2016. 545 more words


Call for "Bungling Biggs" to go as the Government sends "Hit Squad"

Former Statutory Deputy Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Councillor Ohid Ahmed, says that John Biggs mayoralty is in “complete meltdown” after it emerged that Government has taken over the running of Council’s children services social care. 569 more words
East End

Educational bottlenecks

ResearchED 2017 Session 1: When the maths hit the fan

Despite this session being centred around the impact of the new maths GCSEs, I thought it would be interesting to gain the perspective of maths teachers and specialists on their experiences of the new approach. 1,189 more words


What Teachers Really Want

Just a few days into the new term and the discussion on teacher salaries is with us again. In a report released yesterday by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) we saw that teachers’ salaries in the United Kingdom have been decreasing in real terms for several years. 310 more words

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. 361 more words

Teaching, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment

Pot and kettle: A letter to HMCI

This post appeared in the TES here.

Dear Chief Inspector,

I went to visit a new school last week. As I drove in, I could tell from the houses and the front gardens that it was an area starved of prospects. 2,033 more words