This newsbites is mostly Ofsted related with links to videos from Ofsted subject leads, segregation in independent faith schools & predicting ratings.
Ofsted have published a series of videos on their YouTube channel, these videos are part of a series from Ofsted’s national leads, focusing on their specialisms and key issues in these areas including subjects as diverse as:
Lorna Fitzjohn, Ofsted’s Regional Director, West Midlands gave the keynote address at ‘Be inspection-ready, not preparing for inspection’ at a conference by SSAT (the schools, students and teachers network) this month.
Ofsted’s Chief Inspector wrote to the Secretary of State for Education to raise concerns about segregation in independent faith schools.
Schools Week is reporting that the two most extreme Ofsted grades of “inadequate” and “outstanding” are being dished out on the whims of inspectors, suggests analysis by data experts.