Michael Wilshaw

Tackling Poor Attainment and Preventing NEETs HAS to Start with Character-Building

Lady Diana Whitmore | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lady Diana Whitmore

Former children's minister Tim Loughton said last week that improving educational outcomes is the key to tackling youth unemployment. He's absolutely right, and it is early intervention programmes like ours that can help to ensure the most disadvantaged young children and teenagers are able to achieve their full academic, and personal, potential.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Wars On Migrants, Benefits And Grammar Schools

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 15 December 2013... 1) WAR ON MIGRANTS Is this the end of 'free movement of labour' and 'open borders...

Grammar Schools 'Don't Work' Ofsted Chief Says

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Grammar schools "don't work" at increasing social mobility and are "stuffed full" of middle-class children, Sir Michael Wilshaw has said. In an in...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'I'll Gag The Hate Clerics'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 26 May 2013... 1) 'I'LL GAG THE HATE CLERICS' That's the splash headline on the front of the Mail on ...

Ofsted Chief Clashes With Gove Over O-Level Reforms

PA | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Ofsted chief inspector is against radical reforms that would see less able pupils sit simpler qualifications or take papers later on, it was repor...

Half Of Schools Unsatisfactory, Ofsted Finds

PA | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

Almost half of schools inspected in the first three months of this year were found to be not good enough, new figures show. Statistics published by...

Ofsted Chief Makes Dramatic U-Turn On No-Notice Inspections

PA | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Ofsted's controversial chief inspector made a U-turn on one of his key policies on Tuesday. Sir Michael Wilshaw has backed down on contentious plan...

Weaker Pupils Receive Weakest Teaching, Ofsted Finds

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Weak maths students receive the worst teaching, an Ofsted report has revealed. The publication, released on Tuesday, found pupils in lower ability ...

'Toxic' Schools Segregate Pupils Along Class Lines, Warns Union Leader

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools are segregated along class lines, leaving the poorest children struggling to achieve against poverty and deprivation, a teacher's leader warne...

Thousands Of Pupils In Schools Labelled 'Not Good Enough' Ofsted Says

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

More than a third of schools inspected in the last three months of 2011 were not good enough, according to Ofsted figures. Statistics show that of ...

Ofsted Chief Says All Teachers Should Be Qualified, Despite Gove's Free School Policy

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The new Ofsted chief has revealed he wants all teachers to be qualified - a stark contrast to education secretary Michael Gove's, who appears to sanct...

'Weak Teachers' Should Be Denied Pay Rises

PA | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

'Weak teachers' should not be given pay rises, the head of the schools watchdog said on Thursday. Sir Michael Wilshaw, chief inspector of Ofsted wa...