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Help us to investigate independent alternative provision

This is a joint blogpost from Education Datalab and The Difference. The Difference is a new training programme, creating the next generation of school leaders, upskilled in supporting pupil mental health and reducing exclusion from school. Leaders spend two years teaching in alternative provision while studying a specialist leadership course, focusing on mental health, safeguarding [...]

By |2018-09-27T17:22:13+01:0014th March 2018|School accountability, Structures|

Who are the pupils in alternative provision?

Latest DfE statistics show that there were almost 16,000 pupils on-roll at pupil referral units, and another 22,000 in other local authority alternative provision in January 2017 [XLS, table 1b]. These are pupils whose education is paid for by the state but who do not have places at state-funded mainstream or special schools. The different [...]

By |2018-09-27T17:29:18+01:0011th October 2017|Admissions, Pupil demographics, Structures|

A short history of Ofsted short inspections

Is it proportionate for schools with a good inspection rating to receive inspections the same in length and scope to those received by schools which had exhibited weaknesses in the recent past? That, in short, was the thinking when new, short inspections for schools with good ratings were introduced by Sir Michael Wilshaw in September [...]

By |2018-09-27T17:38:06+01:0013th July 2017|School accountability|