Leader article February 2015
How are inspectors awarding the new numerical grade for sixth forms? Suzanne O’Farrell digs into the detail.
Advice January 2015
Ofsted has published Issue 1 of the School Inspection Update, which is guidance for inspectors and details key areas of focus such as IAG, SMSC, governance, outcomes for groups, and disqualification by association, warning notices and the 2014 performance measures.
Advice December 2015
Ofsted has published new guidance which outlines the timing of inspection for schools that change their status. It sets out how Ofsted will select new schools for inspection starting from the 2015/16 academic year.
Leader article April 2015
Schools rated ‘good’ are the focus of the most important change to the Ofsted framework this year with more emphasis on professional dialogue.
Leader article September 2015
The impact of leadership is the key evidence that inspectors will be seeking under the new shorter Ofsted inspections. Suzanne O’Farrell explains this and other significant changes to the framework.
Policy paper June 2015
Inspection is a key part of the accountability system of schools and colleges in England. Accountability is the obligation of an individual and organisation to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner.
Advice September 2015
ASCL Inspections Specialist Suzanne O’Farrell has compiled a summary of the main changes to the Inspection Framework.
Advice November 2015
ASCL has been working closely with Ofsted to ensure that Parent View is as helpful as possible for members.
Guidance paper September 2015
Pay progression linked to performance for all pay progression has been in place for all teaching staff since September 2013.
Guidance paper November 2015
This guidance paper is relevant to senior and system leaders in maintained schools in England. It outlines the DfE’s proposed definition of a ‘coasting’ school and details the consultation process.