Matthew Purves, Ofsted’s deputy director for education inspection policy, led a session at SSAT’s recent curriculum conference in London. Colin Logan reports on what he had to say.
… with outstanding leadership, said Ofsted. Stuart Smith, principal of Hastings Academy, an 11-16 school in the University of Brighton Academies Trust, gives some highlights of their successful approach to school improvement.
– what are the implications for schools? Some of them might surprise you SSAT senior education lead Colin Logan explains.
SSAT senior education lead Colin Logan updates on Ofsted’s new approach to data.
Tom Perry, research manager for CUREE, reflects on the interpretation and use of school progress measures
SSAT senior education lead Colin Logan explains how Ofsted’s new approach to data focuses more on data reliability and trends over time.
Ofsted’s safeguarding focus is shifting from policy and process to practice and its impact, writes SSAT senior education lead Colin Logan.
Ofsted has today published its response to the consultation on changes to the way in which section 8 “short” inspections for good schools are carried out.
Tom Middlehurst writes. Ofsted’s live consultation on extending the period in which a full inspection can take place following a section 8 inspection, from 48 hours to 15 days, would undermine so much of the work the inspectorate have done over the last two years. It would threaten the reliability and validity of inspection – and is driven by purely logistical concerns.
Predictions do still have a use!