Nine out of 15: benchmarking pupil assessments

25th May 2018

Benchmarking has multiple applications within the school setting – one of which is its role in monitoring pupil performance through assessment and analysis. With exam season in full swing Chris Beeden, educational data consultant at [read more]

NAO releases report on Ofsted’s inspection of schools

24th May 2018

Report by the National Audit Office (NAO) finds that, while Ofsted provides valuable independent assurance about schools’ effectiveness, it has faced significant financial and staffing challenges and has struggled to meet its inspection targets The report notes that Ofsted’s remit [read more]

Survey shows inconsistency in school inspections

18th April 2018

ASCL survey shows inconsistency in school inspections – with schools asked by inspectors to provide additional information that isn’t required by Ofsted A survey by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has shed new [read more]

Ofsted raises concerns over high exclusion rates

20th February 2018

Secondary school exclusions rates are among the highest in eight councils across the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Ofsted has said Ofsted’s regional director for the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber, Cathy Kirby, [read more]

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