Previously the parks were neglected and the roads full of potholes. The Conservatives have started to turn the borough around.
Posts Tagged: Ofsted
John Bald: Why is the Government wasting £100 million on a Quango that backs mixed ability teaching?
Free schools and academies have found that setting improves standards. It’s time to stop giving huge public funds to academics who disregard this evidence.
As Labour councils around us abolish libraries, we’re building new ones. We are working flat out to win the local elections. Our message is: “Keep moving forward.”
Tougher exams are not to blame. Too often children’s time for the first three years of secondary school is wasted.
Alistair Thompson: Stick to the day job, Ofsted – and drop this power grab. You don’t need it to stop Islamist extremists.
This latest scheme could drag sports clubs, the Scouts and Guides and even the TA, Royal Naval Reserves and cadets into its net.
Mark Lehain: The times tables reform. Not a giant leap – but one of so many small steps for the better.
A fairer funding formula, better behaviour, fluency in numeracy and literacy, a richer National Curriculum, better exams: these appeal to voters’ innate common sense.
Give trainee teachers much more experience of working with individual children, so that they learn to focus on the person in front of them, and not on what someone else tells them to do.
Pointless paperwork, excessively detailed planning, and over-marking need to be addressed by Justine Greening.
The Ofsted report is a vindication for the approach of Katharine Birbalsingh.
There are too many examination papers – cutting the number would save money and stress.
John Bald: The Supreme Court judgement shows that our school attendance system ‘requires improvement’
Inspectors need more discretion to allow for special circumstances, and parents an avenue to appeal decisions by head teachers.
A new report looks at the extent of the challenge – and those schools that have managed to meet it.
And their doing so can help end the relative underperformance of northern schools.
We are increasingly seeing evidence of re-nationalisation coming back.
OECD analysis indicates that the cost of childcare as a percentage of income for a two-earner family is now the highest in the developed world.