Ofsted

In this case, the stick really doesn’t work

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Ofsted’s new tough stance on disruptive pupils will not solve the problem, says Hannah Glickstein

If the Sats-strike parents get their way only the poorer kids will suffer

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Tuesday’s protest against Key Stage 1 Sats was moronic on so many levels that it’s hard to know where to…

Spectator letters: in defence of gene editing

9 April 2016 9:00 am

Gene genies Sir: ‘The return of eugenics’ (2 April) links a new technology of gene modification to historic dreams of…

Rough kids: boys from Rutherford School and girls from Sarah Siddons in Marylebone strike against caning, detention and uniforms, May 1972

State secrets, or the hidden advantages of a public-sector education

19 September 2015 9:00 am

Devotees of private schools are often pretty snooty about comprehensives, but Sophia Waugh not only successfully educated her children in state schools – she went on to teach in one

Why I’m proud to be a (sometimes) pushy parent

11 July 2015 9:00 am

I took my three boys for a cycle ride in Richmond Park on Sunday. Under normal circumstances, this would have…

Letters: Why Ofsted should be disbanded

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Disband Ofsted Sir: Dennis Sewell’s damning indictment of Ofsted (‘Ofsted in the dock’, 13 December) stopped short of the logical…

Has the Chief Inspector of Schools really gone rogue?

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Sir Michael Wilshaw must revamp his power-crazed organisation

Portrait of the week

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Home After an Ofsted inspection of 21 schools in Birmingham (none of them faith schools), against the background of allegations…

Save our children from the Islamists

14 June 2014 8:00 am

When will we stop the Islamists trying to control the minds of a generation of pupils?

A Protestant country is a free country

26 April 2014 9:00 am

A Protestant country is a free country

When did we stop ‘tossing’ coins?

29 March 2014 9:00 am

What kind of scientists do school inspectors not need to be? ‘Inspectors don’t need to be rocket scientists.’ For what…

The Spectator's Notes: Quangos - a world of perfect hypocrisy

8 February 2014 9:00 am

The accusation that the Tories have been installing their people in public appointments should evoke only a hollow laugh. They…

I've invented a new game. It's called 'Six Degrees of Shami Chakrabarti'

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Can someone please explain to me why the BBC newsreaders were not wearing black armbands last weekend when reporting the…

The quango state: how the left still runs Britain

8 February 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron’s government continues to subsidise its critics

My battle with Michael Gove’s Blob

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Michael Gove has been under fire this week for ‘sacking’ Sally Morgan as chair of Ofsted. You’d think he’d be…

Want to create the next Mark Zuckerberg? Teach Latin!

18 January 2014 9:00 am

I was disappointed to read an article in the Times about a new free school in Hammersmith being proposed by…