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Ofsted & the New Hypocrisy
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Ofsted & the New Hypocrisy

Is there joined up government? Listen to these three announcements ∗∗∗ all in the space of 3 days last week. ∗∗∗ Firstly, Amanda Spielman Head of Ofsted, commented on July 18th on a report Ofsted issued that found no link between efforts to tackle obesity and pupils’ weight in schools. “There is a broader temptation…

Off-rolling and Exclusion
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Off-rolling and Exclusion

The dubious practice of off-rolling Ofsted has announced that it is to conduct an investigation into exclusion figures, in particular trying to establish why two regions in the north-east (Yorkshire and the Humber) have higher rates of excluded pupils than anywhere else in England. Six of the 10 worst offending areas are situated in the…

Spielman’s totalitarian democracy
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Spielman’s totalitarian democracy

Life in Ms Spielman’s totalitarian democracy Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, caused something of an upset recently when she spoke at the Church of England Foundation for Education Leadership conference. She advocated the use of muscular liberalism to counter religious belief. Ms Spielman thinks that religion should be removed to…

Home Ed common sense?
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Home Ed common sense?

Common sense on home education? The Welsh Assembly recently announced a consultation on elective home education. The Children’s Commissioner has been calling for compulsory registration and an annual inspection for all home educated children. Everyone thought that this was going to happen. Instead, Kirsty Williams AM, who is the Cabinet Secretary for Education, decided that…

Stop Ofsted abusing their powers
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Stop Ofsted abusing their powers

Amanda Speilman petition gaining thousands of signatures! CLICK HERE to sign the petition Background to the Petition In a recent speech to the Church of England Foundation for Education Leadership (https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/amanda-spielmans-speech-at-the-ch…), Head of Ofsted Amanda Spielman claimed that extremists are using religion actively to pervert education and indoctrinate young people. Singling out for particular mention…

Parents branded extremists
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Parents branded extremists

OFSTED Chief must go, says Safe at School, after “sinister” comments branding parents extremists Safe at School is calling for the resignation of OFSTED Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, after she made a series of disturbing remarks, ahead of a Church of England conference on Education, which appear to seriously threaten the rights of parents to…