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Category - Reform time

Reforming Ofsted

As I sit here, trawling through our curriculum to check if we are ticking all of the ‘British values’ boxes, it has never been clearer to me that Ofsted needs reform. Teachers, school leaders and Tristram Hunt all...

Moving targets

Reform Time this week comes with a health warning. We are getting statistical and this week’s column is the nasty cough mixture – awful in the taking but ultimately good for you. Here is the bombshell. Under plans set...

A black belt in teaching

My friend just got his black belt. While he’d love it to be of the Karate Kid variety, it is actually because of his ninja skills in the world of ‘process improvement’ – in short, he is an expert at making engineering...

Lessons from Ofsted

Groundhog Day again. I am heading off to a conference centre tucked away in the light-starved basement of a city centre hotel. My job? To chair another conference for headteachers about Ofsted inspections. It was...

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