StickyPriorities for government

I was delighted to congratulate Bridget Phillipson as she takes on the vitally important role of leading the education brief as Secretary of State under the new Labour Government. It is clear that she is ready to face the challenges… Continue Reading Priorities for government

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StickyA profession-led inspection system? There’s a lot of work to do

At the risk of stating the obvious, there are many problems with Ofsted. Most worrying is the enormous fear it instils in the profession, limiting innovation and creativity, and driving too many teachers and leaders away from the job they… Continue Reading A profession-led inspection system? There’s a lot of work to do

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StickyHow an understanding of professionalism underpins our response to Ofsted’s Big Listen

Ofsted inspections need to change. Earlier this year, almost all of more than 2,000 members who responded to our poll agreed, with 83% wanting inspections paused, and 15% suggesting inspection should continue while reforms take place. Even some of those… Continue Reading How an understanding of professionalism underpins our response to Ofsted’s Big Listen

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“We need a plan for education, and a government we can trust”

It’s a simple message, but one that our Fellows pushed very strongly when we met with Stephen Morgan MP, the Shadow Minister for Schools. In a wide-ranging discussion, the 16 Fellows who joined me highlighted problems with Ofsted and the… Continue Reading “We need a plan for education, and a government we can trust”

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