Don't count your chickens, Ofsted

Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman

It won’t have escaped anyone’s notice – unless they’ve been buried under a particularly huge a pile of marking – that a fair few bits of the education system are undergoing a major revamp in 2019.

But unlike many, many (many) instances in the past, this week saw some of the proposals get a warm welcome from much of the teaching profession.

The Department for Education’s new recruitment and retention strategy has been widely well-received (turn to pages 10-11 to feast upon a bumper spread on that – you’re welcome), and so, too, have Ofsted’s plans to put the curriculum at the heart of school ...

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