Michael Wilshaw

Could this be the solution to the Durham Free School dilemma?

6 February 2015 19:32

A highly respected academic has stepped forward pointing education ministers towards a potentially face-saving solution to the Durham Free School…

Will Nicky Morgan admit she may have been wrong about Durham Free School?

4 February 2015 12:49

The education secretary gave Durham Free School (DFS) until 3 February to make representations showing why it should not have its…

Has Ofsted’s Michael Wilshaw really gone rogue?

10 December 2014 10:56

Another preview from the Spectator Christmas special: Dennis Sewell looks at Ofsted and argues that the Chief Inspector of Schools must revamp his…

Gove wins spat with Wilshaw over no-notice inspections

10 June 2014 15:22

After a rather strange interview with Newsnight in which the Ofsted chief argued that Michael Gove had blocked no-notice inspections…

Michael Gove and David Cameron hold a meeting with Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw, who today criticised the way some local authorities handle underperforming schools. Picture: Getty

Ofsted vs English education

26 January 2014 21:05

The head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, believes that supporters of Michael Gove are running a ‘dirty tricks campaign’ against…

David Laws has previously said it would be 'unwise' to rule out profit-making schools. Picture: Getty.

The pupil premium and profit-making schools could be a winning combination

20 September 2012 12:35

Ask any Liberal Democrat what their party has achieved in government, and the answer will involve the words ‘pupil premium’.…