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April 21, 2023

Ofsted promises changes after head teacher Ruth Perry’s death

  • Chief inspector of Ofsted Amanda Spielman said that Ofsted are piloting changes to its complaints system.
  • Despite this, the single overall grade for schools will stay.
  • Ms Spielman has said that Ofsted will not be “soft on safeguarding” but where a school is doing well in other instances they will attempt to be visited again more promptly to reflect improvements in their own judgements.
  • Ofsted is also holding briefings for heads of schools who have not been inspected for a long period of time.
  • Head teachers’ unions have said that these changes do not go far enough and fail to recognise the strength of feeling among teachers.
  • For more on this story, please visit the BBC News website.

Imgur is banning porn and purging old anonymous uploads

  • Imgur have announced their new terms of service which will come into effect on May 15th.
  • Imgur is “an online image sharing and image hosting service with a focus on social gossip.”
  • These updated terms will include the removal of “nudity, pornography & sexually explicit content” from its platform as well as “old, unused, and inactive content that is not tied to a user account”.
  • The platform has not gone into detail on the definition of “old, unused” content but it could potentially cover a large portion of non-pornographic imagery which has been embedded or linked.
  • Imgur have stated that “The Community Rules” will now apply to all uploads, both public and hidden.”
  • This means that content that is sexually explicit or involves nudity is not permitted anywhere on the platform.
  • For more, please see the Verge website.

MPs told of long wait before response to child eating disorders improves

  • A senior NHS official has said it will take at least two years for guidance aimed to save lives of children and young people with acute eating disorders to be followed.
  • Campaigners have warned people are losing their lives due to guidance on medical emergencies in eating disorders (MEED) not being regularly implemented.
  • Chief executive of the NHS has said that it takes time to conduct required training, identify poor performance and share best practices, alongside existing pressures on the NHS.
  • For the full story, please visit the Independent’s website.