According to a new Ofsted report, students are being pulled out of school to be educated at home with little notice.
Parents are advised that students should not switch to home education simply to solve difficulties in schools.
An interview with Ofsted’s Deputy Director for Schools, Matthew Purves, has revealed that school leaders and teachers believe Ofsted has the right focus for the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) which will be launched in September. The interview, conducted by primary school curriculum provider Cornerstones Education, is the third in a series with Ofsted, as part of their commitment to help schools understand what to expect from the new framework.
Pupils and staff at Lincroft Academy are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award. Artsmark Platinum is Arts Council England’s highest award for schools and education settings that champion cultural education. It celebrates settings that embrace the arts across the curriculum, influencing other educational organisations and bringing them to life for children and young people.
Staff and students at South & City College Birmingham and Bournville College are celebrating after receiving a “Good” Ofsted grade across all areas, just fifteen months after the two establishments merged.
The college, with campuses in six locations across the city, is now judged to be the best Further Education College in Birmingham.
The Ofsted report follows a successful inspection which took place in November 2018, where inspectors observed lessons, met with staff, students, governors, employers and key stakeholders.
In light of the recent announcement that Ofstedwill focus less on exam results and place emphasis on the quality of teaching, it’s more important than ever that Multi-Academy Trusts - MATs - are spending their time on creating a rich curriculum learning rather than data crunching. Today, there are 1532 MATsthroughout the UK and this number is expected to continue to grow. Data analysis is one of the most important measurers within MATs.
Analysis of Ofsted’s FE reports reveals new insight into how sector leadership regards quality assurance, says Carole Loader, a director at Mesma…
It’s apparent from examining reports covering more than 60 providers who were inspected by Ofsted between February to April 2018, that a good number of employer providers, FE colleges, independent learning providers (ITPs), local authorities, not-for-profit organisations and specialist further education colleges still do not have adequate quality assurance arrangements in place.
Louise Doyle, director of Mesma and senior associate at SDN, has called for ‘new education communities of good practice' at an Ofsted conference.
Speaking at the A4E Apprenticeship Ofsted Inspection Conference, she focused on the common threads and strengths across the education spectrum that can be woven together to build a better system.
BBC Apprentice Kayode Damali talks education and work life
Well-loved BBC Apprentice and motivational speaker, Kayode Damali talks hot education and work topics in The Right Route podcast series. Collaborating with national training provider Qube Learning, the inspiring content will help those looking to take the right steps into learning and the professional side of life.
Ofsted data from August 2017 has revealed that 2,274, or 11%, of English schools were deemed ‘inadequate’ or ‘requiring improvement’.
The government body, which is responsible for reviewing a range of educational institutions across the UK, has recently revealed changes to its inspection strategy moving forward to 2022. These include inspecting top schools more often, making reports more accessible to parents and listening to the views of employers, learners and parents.