Podcast: How Ofsted has managed to 'offend everybody'

The latest edition of education's favourite podcast

pod Feb 21

Join the Tes team as we talk about how Ofsted has managed to "offend everybody" – not only through its "unrepresentative" research findings on how schools are coping with financial pressures, but also through a controversial blog by HM chief inspector of schools Amanda Spielman, suggesting that heads were "squandering money".

We also discuss the latest implications for schools of the coronavirus outbreak, and how a multi-academy trust facing a £1 million deficit is trying to save cash by asking staff not to overfill kettles – despite awarding a pay rise to its chief executive.

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