Sir Michael on governance

In his second monthly commentary Sir Michael Wilshaw looks at the role that governance plays in an increasingly autonomous education system. 21st century governance needed for 21st century schools Five hundred failing governing boards identified by Ofsted this year – time for a re-think? Following on from my commentary last month on the progress that has been made by primary […]

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Short Inspections

Along with head teachers, senior leaders and other governors, I attended HMI Lorna Brackstone’s training on the new short inspections introduced by Ofsted from September. These inspections are for primary and secondary schools deemed to by good or outstanding. Those nursery schools and children’s centres in the same category will still continue to have the 3 yearly Section 5 inspections. […]

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Coasting schools – join the consultation!

The government has produced a consultation document on intervention into failing, under performing and coasting schools. They are seeking views on how: we define local-authority-maintained schools that are eligible for intervention regional schools commissioners (RSCs) and local authorities should use their intervention powers we propose to identify coasting schools This is your chance to have your say! Check out how […]

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