Maths, history and reading chosen most often for Ofsted deep dives in primary schools. English is the most common subject chosen in secondary schools, with music, computing and RE among the least likely to be scrutinised [Schools Week]. Find out what questions Ofsted might ask governors during an inspection.
Government to delay new guidance on transgender pupils. The delay follows the attorney general’s warning that parts of the guidance may be unlawful [BBC News]. Read our summary of the legal rights of trans pupils, and find out what your school’s responsibilities are.
The 32.5-hour school week will now apply from September 2024. The DfE has delayed the expectation that all schools offer a 32.5-hour week from its original September 2023 target, due to ‘the pressures facing schools’ [Schools Week]. If your school is ready to make changes now, find out about the process of changing the length of the school day.