Ofsted

DfE considering ‘accelerated inspections’ to help Ofsted tackle Covid backlog

Gavin Williamson has revealed the government is looking to accelerate the timetable for Ofsted inspections in order to address...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Ofsted

Confusion and heavy lobbying forces Ofsted to ‘clarify’ Baker clause approach

Ofsted inspectors will “always” report where a school fails to comply with the Baker clause and “consider” how it...

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Ofsted

Pressure mounts on Ofsted to limit grades by Baker Clause compliance

MPs have called on Ofsted to cut schools off from the top two inspection grades if they fail to...

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Ofsted

‘How is this fair?’: Ofsted pause leaves grade 3 colleges excluded from £18m Fund

College principals are in uproar over being excluded from yet another government fund because they are stuck with a...

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Ofsted

Ofsted raps performing arts provider for body shaming students

A theatre and dance company has been slammed by Ofsted for body shaming its students. Learners at the Bodywork...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Ofsted

Ofsted bosses contradictory over limiting inspection grades for poor careers advice

A confused picture has emerged after Ofsted’s chief inspector contradicted her FE director on whether poor careers advice could...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Ofsted

Colleges must share sexual abuse records for future Ofsted inspections

Colleges will have to share their records and analysis of sexual abuse when Ofsted comes knocking in the future....

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Ofsted

Spielman bags two more years as Ofsted chief inspector

Amanda Spielman has been given two extra years in the role of Ofsted chief inspector, the Department for Education...

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
Ofsted

Ofsted finds apprentices without jobs at provider

Ofsted has chastised an online training provider after finding cases where, “in contrast to the records held”, apprentices did...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden