In retrospect, it seems that both Justine Greening and Nick Gibb were gearing up for the election treadmill leading up to Easter. The Secretary of State spoke at length at the end of March about social mobility being the driving focus for the DfE...
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On 30 March, the long awaited Primary Assessment consultation was launched by the Department for Education. Details were explained to Parliament in a speech by Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening. The consultation includes a wealth of proposals for improving the primary assessment system, which upon reading, seem somewhat more positive than the Department for Education’s recent interim assessment.
An official statistics release from the DfE and Ofsted on 22 March reveals provisional data for inspections completed between 1 September and 31 December 2016, and revised data for inspections completed last academic year, between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016.
This week, Ofsted published their latest school inspection update. Alongside welcoming the new HMCI, Amanda Spielman, and her vision for Ofsted as “a force for improvement”; the update also provides inspectors with key information which will impact upcoming inspections.