John Dickens

  • Ofsted boss pauses all inspection activity

    All routine Ofsted inspections will now be put on hold, sister paper Schools Week has revealed. The watchdog has halted inspections following prime minister Boris Johnson’s announcement earlier today to scale up coronavirus prevention measures. An Ofsted spokesperson told Schools Week they are “putting a hold on all this week’s routine inspections of schools, social care,

    20.56 Mar. 16th, 2020 | News

  • Barring learners with fewer than three Ds ‘access to student loans’ is ‘retrograde step’

    Proposals to deny student loans to learners who achieve fewer than three Ds in their A-levels have been branded a “retrograde step” by school and college leaders. The Sunday Times reported yesterday that the ongoing independent review of higher education, chaired by former investment banker Philip Augar, will recommend proposals to shake-up the university sector.

    14.55 Dec. 17th, 2018 | News