Primary Assessment and Accountability Reform

Primary Assessment and Accountability Reform

A much-anticipated publication detailing reforms to primary school assessment and accountability hit the pages of the Department for Education’s website last week.  In it there is a clear trajectory of travel: standards need to rise and a much greater emphasis will be...
Watching the Watchmen – an update

Watching the Watchmen – an update

On the Monday before last we published our report on Ofsted reform, Watching the Watchmen. I was really pleased with the number of people who have taken the time to read it, comment on it, and challenge some of the proposals within it. This publication was then...
Swifter and more certain justice will drive down crime

Swifter and more certain justice will drive down crime

There’s an old joke: What’s the difference between a good lawyer and a bad lawyer? A bad lawyer will drag your case out for months. But a good one can make it last years. Granted, it’s not an especially funny one, but it does give an insight into the way our justice...