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    Green Party Manifesto

    The Green Party’s pledge to end centrally-imposed testing and Ofsted inspections is a welcome recognition of the pressures high-stakes accountability places on schools, narrowing the curriculum and driving teachers out of the profession.

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    Ofsted – education inspection framework (EIF)

    From September 2019, Ofsted will introduce its education inspection framework (EIF) to, “refocus inspections of schools, early years settings and further education and skills providers, to make sure that learners are receiving a high-quality education that puts them on a path to future success”.

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    Labour to abolish Ofsted

    The NEU welcomes Labour’s announcement that it will abolish Ofsted. Labour’s proposal to abolish an overall school grade is long overdue. Schools are too complex to be reduced to a single grade.

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    Ofsted on teacher wellbeing

    Rosamund McNeil, assistant general secretary of the National Education Union has commented on Teacher wellbeing at work in schools and further education providers, published today by Ofsted.

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    Ofsted Annual Report

    Commenting on Ofsted’s Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19, published today, Andrew Morris, Assistant General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:

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    Inspect the inspectors

    Ofsted have been clear about the work that they do not expect to see, but some teachers are still being asked to provide this evidence by inspectors.

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    Ofsted’s New Inspection Arrangements

    Commenting on the new inspection arrangements for Ofsted, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Ofsted is not proposing to abandon data as a key factor in its inspection judgements."

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    NEU comment on Ofsted consultation

    Commenting on Ofsted’s education inspection framework consultation which closes today, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:

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    William Torbitt Primary School

    Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education comments on the decision by the Department for Education to lift its academy order against William Torbitt Primary School in Redbridge.

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    EPI on Childcare Workers

    Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary NEU has commented on new research from the Education Policy Institute, analysing the childcare workforce in England.

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    Ofsted Annual Report

    Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on the release of the Ofsted Annual Report

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    Ofsted annual report - 2017

    Kevin Courtney comments on the Ofsted Annual Report, presented today by its Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman.