41 school fires in London: how many had sprinklers?

7 June 2019

The London Fire Brigade says sprinklers must be installed in new and refurbished special educational needs schools in order to protect vulnerable children from the effects of disastrous fires.

Digital child safety claim questioned by Children's Commissioner

29 May 2019

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has questioned claims by tech companies that it is impossible to keep children off platforms which they are not old enough to use due to lack of reliable age verification technology.

Parents need help to resist off-rolling pressure

27 May 2019

New research for Ofsted has revealed that a quarter of teachers have seen off-rolling – when a child is removed from the school roll for the school’s benefit, rather than in the child’s best interests – happen in their schools.

Limber up for Walk to School Week

17 May 2019

The five-day walking challenge will this year be taking place from 20 to 24 May with thousands of schools already promising to take part.

Changes to the education inspection framework

16 May 2019

In a consultation which closed on 5 April 2019, Ofsted put forward proposals on how it intends to inspect schools, early years settings and further education and skills providers, to take effect from September this year. Having analysed more than 15,000 responses and carried out more than 100 face-to-face events, Ofsted has now issued the final drafts of several key documents.

Identifying schools for support

14 May 2019

Earlier this year the Department for Education (DfE) sought views on how it identifies which schools should be eligible for an offer of support to help improve educational performance.

Call for evidence on SEND funding

14 May 2019

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a call for evidence on how to improve the funding system for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).