A casualty of its changes in government was a confidential questionnaire for pupils – given out and collected by inspectors.
While Hinds’ grammar school announcement was welcome, his U-turn on the cap on faith-based free schools is simply baffling.
The Education Endowment Foundation is not impartial. It was an error to set it up and it should receive no more public money. Others are better suited to the challenge.
The evidence of improved standards shows that a knowledge-rich curriculum is the best way to enable each person to achieve the best of which he or she is capable.
The Ofsted report is a vindication for the approach of Katharine Birbalsingh.
There are too many examination papers – cutting the number would save money and stress.
The foundation level papers fail to test fundamental skills.
Labour’s botched 2006 Act should be repealed.
Their opponents often deploy arguments that are simply out of date.
His legacy will be an inspection regime that is not working.
Ofsted often indulge in unfair generalisations – reform of the inspection system is needed.
We should aim to recruit top class businessmen to take over the larger schools
Nicky Morgan’s department is the untouched by devolution – yet it can make the biggest difference in creating the Northern Powerhouse,
Does Sir Michael really believe he can inspect, say, an A level physics lesson on the back of his history degree?