Category Archives: Accountability

“A New Hope or The Empire Strikes Back?” by David Whitaker (@davewhitaker246; Blog 15 2018-19)

Ofsted, funding and all the other stuff that bugs us in special schools…

Sometimes it feels like it is a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Here, good battles evil and dark lords are moving around the galaxy imposing rules that seem to encourage rebellion. But rebellion is not easy and it feels like uprisings can be quashed at every turn by decisions that are made without thought or care for the people it impacts upon. Continue reading


Facing the Challenge of Ofsted’s New Framework for Primary Schools

The proposed Ofsted framework for 2019 is here. How can primary school leaders embrace the curriculum opportunities it brings? Continue reading

Hoping for Change in 2019 (Blog 8 2018-19)

If nothing else Headteachers’ Roundtable is an eclectic bunch of school leaders.  A simple challenge; what are you hoping for in Education in 2019; 100 words …. go!  Here’s the first set of thoughts with more to follow in a couple of days.  What would you have said? Continue reading

Open Letter to @DamianHinds from #HTRT

We live in extraordinary times.  Whilst fully aware that much Parliamentary time will be given over to discussions about Europe; there are pressing and substantive issues that need addressing with respect to education. Continue reading

Time to Radically Reform Ofsted

On Wednesday 28 March 2018 a conference held in the UCL Institute of Education, University College London titled, RADICAL IDEAS TO TRANSFORM OFSTED.  By all accounts it was a barnstorming affair. Continue reading