Posted on Monday 13th Jan 2020
Every school in England currently rated as "outstanding" would be inspected in the next five years, under proposals from the Department for Education.
It would scrap the exemption, introduced in 2012, under which outstanding schools did not have to face routine Ofsted inspections.
It means schools of all grades will be subject to the same regular scrutiny.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said it would help parents to make better-informed school choices.
The shift in policy, initially signalled in the autumn, is the subject of a consultation being launched on Friday.
But ministers have already expressed their support for reversing the exemption for outstanding schools.
Click to read the full story.
27/03/20COVID-19 Update #2 27/03/20
27/03/20. We would like to update you on the most recent developments.
27/03/20COVID-19 Update 27/03/20
We would like to update you on the most recent developments.
25/03/20. We would like to update you on the most recent developments.
05/03/20World Book Day: Percy the Park Keeper author Nick Butterworth talks about his struggles with reading
A top children's author has shared his own struggles with learning to read in an exclusive letter to children in Kent to mark World Book Day.
03/03/20Children are reading less than ever before, research reveals
Just a quarter of under-18s read each day, study shows in run-up to World Book Day