‘Cause for concern’ is typical Ofsted speak, often used when a school does not do well in its inspection. Sometimes though it is the school that has cause for concern about the way its inspection was conducted. John Viner describes how inspection can go wrong and explains what to do when it does
Sue Gregory, who has been director of early childhood at Ofsted for 13 years, has announced her retirement, leading to the appointment of two new national directors for early childhood, one for early years and one for childminding.
Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw spoke last night at a conference organised by the Westminster Education Forum in London, about the failure some school leaders are having in exerting authority over some of their teachers, and the negative impact this has on raising standards in education.