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Ofsted pursues new diagnostic approach for struggling schools

Schools inspectorate body Ofsted is pursuing a new approach to dealing with schools which have consistently achieved poor outcomes.

Conservatives pledge extra £10 million investment into Ofsted

The Conservative party has pledged to empower England’s education regulator Ofsted with plans to introduce longer inspection windows and a funding boost of £10 million.

FEATURE: Understanding the value of a knowledge-rich curriculum

Carl McCarthy, executive headteacher of Frogmore Junior School and two other schools within the GLF multi-academy trust, is a champion of knowledge-rich curricula and powerfully explains the impact they can have on disadvantaged pupils.

Ofsted call for routine checks on “outstanding” schools

Ofsted have called for routine checks on “outstanding” schools to be resumed after 80 per cent of those it re-inspected were downgraded. These schools were re-inspected because concerns were raised about falling standards.

Think tank questions value of Ofsted grades

In a recent report, the thinktank EDSK has questioned the impact and utility of Ofsted’s grading system. Every Ofsted report is summarised into an overall grading: “inadequate”, “requires improvement”, “good” or “outstanding.”

Ofsted back "appropriate" LGBT lessons in Birmingham school

Ofsted have confirmed that the LGBT rights aspect of the curriculum taught at Parkfield Community school is "age-appropriate".

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