Minister repeatedly asked if he supports watchdog’s inspection plans, including downgrading exams, and does not say yes
Inspectorate was also discussing ending overall effectiveness grade for schools
If we don't curb accountability, students will be driven away by formulaic teaching of English literature A levels
If we want to truly tackle workload, let's start with the pile of it that magically appears as soon as Ofsted calls...
New guidance addresses school data, the EBacc and whether schools need a fence
If you look closely, it’s possible to identify the start of a renaissance in education in the North of England
Used badly, pupil progress data can do more harm than good, warns the director of middle leaders’ union NAHT Edge
Research findings based on KS1 results from 2,400 schools
Influential Commons committee demands government investigation into why multi-academy trusts have failed
Assessment objectives are killing the joy in our subjects – and putting pupils' wellbeing at risk, says Yvonne Williams
Tes reveals how three-fifths of the council support relied on by thousands of schools has vanished
But first, we need to redefine 'autonomy' and embed a smart and stable range of accountability measures
The pressure of accountability means schools, teachers and pupils are fearful of taking risks, warns Bernard Trafford
Ofsted chief says effectiveness judgement is not an effort grade
Former Number 10 adviser Rachel Wolf says growth of MATs has distanced parents from schools
The accountability system is failing schools in disadvantaged areas that need the most support, says ASCL leader
Exam season heightens tensions throughout a school community – we must all remember to stay calm, writes Bernard Trafford
Schools in poor areas are five times more likely to be 'failing' than those in affluent areas.
The inspectorate may be about to learn the same lesson as Gorbachev: admit you're flawed and the whole edifice crumbles
League tables fail to consider 'trauma' faced by pupils in areas hit by violent crime, says London headteacher
ESFA also clamps down on related-party transactions
Abroad, schools encourage individuality and creativity, but in the UK excessive accountability makes this impossible
Schools pay meticulous attention to their budgets: is it time they did the same with workload?
New academies tsar may not be in post for 1 September
The quality and quantity of independent alternative provision across the country revealed by crowd-sourcing research
'Cast-iron' behaviour policies are alluring in their simplicity, but do they result in long-lasting behavioural change?
Somehow the profession has allowed itself to be dominated by politicians – but now it's fighting back, says Geoff Barton
Instead, we need to think more deeply about ensuring the inspection is valid and reliable, writes one expert
Data drops do nothing to improve education – it's time for meaningful conversations about data instead
'Campus cops will not help close the gap', argues charity