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Ofsted “inadequate” verdict on secondary modern over qualification entries likely to intensify debate over inspectorate’s crackdown on results “gaming”
New figures highlight DfE failing to intervene quickly in academies, despite saying it wants this for non-academies
Academies dominate list of schools benefiting from quick return inspections after being rated “inadequate” by Ofsted
Is Labour moving in the right direction by replacing Ofsted with inspections triggered by parental, teacher and governor concerns?
Why is Ofsted using the term “cultural capital”, given that its definition seems to add so little meaning in the new inspection framework?
Claims of bias in inspection system as Education Uncovered reveals how the past records of hundreds of academies mean they have avoided Ofsted for at least five years
Ofsted inspects primary academy, but then immediately relegates its report to obscure section of its website, as it joins new trust and is therefore a “new school”
Pupils being taken out of school to home educate during GCSE years? Ofsted should be interviewing their parents
Ofsted held no selection process for recruitment to influential curriculum advisory group, FOI confirms
School which academised in face of campaign receives “requires improvement” Ofsted verdict, despite CEO’s 12 per cent+ pay rise
The major academy chain, its CEO and a handful of its schools’ struggles with super-high staff turnover
Sixty-three corrections in Ofsted report which is forcing academisation on a seemingly unwilling community
Alternative provision slipping through the regulatory net: a shocking game of bureaucratic pass-the-parcel