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Mike Sheridan, Ofsted's Regional Director for London, writes about the new education inspection framework and how Ofsted will inspect the curriculum in the smallest schools....

Dr Tony Breslin explores how three actors - governors, leadership teams & others beyond an institution's boundaries - contribute to effective governance....

With the recruitment process for the next head of Ofsted rumoured to be looking to the US, Dr Jacqueline Baxter asks what the role of the inspectorate is....

Andrew Clapham of Nottingham Trent University considers how inspection might miss a teacher who may well be outstanding....

A leading Government adviser has warned in an article in today's Telegraph that Education inspectors are “taking the soul out of school” by promoting a tick-box culture in the classroom. Teachers are being forced into delivering “very robotic” lessons to satisfy the requirements of Ofsted, said John...

A new Ofsted report examining English teaching has found that while in many schools English teaching is effective and pupils make good progress, standards in English are not high enough and, since 2008, there has been no overall improvement in primary pupils’ learning. Moving English forward...

Part One – Ofsted calling! I had been Chair of Governors for exactly 100 days and still finding my feet when Ofsted called! I was in my Head Teacher’s office having our regular Chair of Governors and Head Teacher meeting on Thursday 14th January 2010.  It was...