Collection

HMCI's commentaries

Ofsted's Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, writes about major issues in education and children's services in a series of articles.

Commentaries allow Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) and others in Ofsted to share their thoughts on different aspects of our education system and children’s services. These are based on emerging inspection evidence, first hand observations and the considered views of those working in the system.

Children’s services commentaries are by Eleanor Schooling, Ofsted’s National Director of Social Care.

HMCI Amanda Spielman's commentaries

  1. HMCI's commentary: recent primary and secondary curriculum research

    • Authored article
  2. HMCI's commentary: new research into short school inspections

    • Authored article

Former HMCI Sir Michael Wilshaw's commentaries

  1. HMCI's commentary: high performing multi-academy trusts

    • Authored article
  2. HMCI's commentary: new report on disadvantaged children

    • Authored article
  3. HMCI's commentary: most able pupils

    • Authored article
  4. HMCI's commentary: science and foreign languages in primary school

    • Authored article
  5. HMCI's commentary: teacher shortages in England

    • Authored article
  6. HMCI's commentary: first term of ‘good’ school short inspections

    • Authored article
  7. HMCI's commentary: role of governance

    • Authored article
  8. HMCI's commentary: improving performance of primary schools

    • Authored article