There is a “great deal of logic” in targeting the nation’s youngest children to return to school first when the coronavirus lockdown lifts, the head of Ofsted has said.
The attainment gap between the most deprived pupils and their peers is set to widen during the coronavirus shutdown, the Ofsted chief inspector has said.
Ofsted inspections are being halted to “remove unnecessary burdens” on schools during the coronavirus pandemic, the Education Secretary has announced.
The largest education union in Europe has said it is “unacceptable” for Ofsted inspections to be taking place during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ofsted would “look very favourably” on any schools asking for inspections to be postponed during the Covid-19 outbreak, the watchdog’s national director has said.
More and more children are starting school without being able to communicate properly or even use the toilet, the head of Ofsted is due to warn.