The Opportunities of Ofsted

The Opportunities of Ofsted

In September, schools across England woke to life under a new Ofsted Inspection Framework which features a shift away from data-driven outcomes and towards a broader ‘quality of education’. As part of this there is a renewed focus on the breadth and balance of...
Is Anybody Listening?

Is Anybody Listening?

Just before Christmas it seemed there was positivity in the air for arts in education. And yet it seems the January gloom has darkened expectations again, with a number of recent reports once more highlighting the perilous state of the arts in schools. First up, the...
Arts Matters

Arts Matters

RIO consultant and former headteacher Gary Futcher has heard all the debates about arts education but now feels it’s time for action. Radio 4’s Front Row, the weekday live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media last week hosted a live debate...