IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


‘Stuck’ schools: Launch of the final report

07 June 2022, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

Secondary school students walking through a corridor. Photo by Phil Meech for IOE.

Join this launch event to hear Jo Hutchinson and Dr Bernie Munoz present the main findings and policy implications of this two-year research project funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

This event is free.

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In this webinar, Jo and Bernie will explore if receiving a series of below good Ofsted ratings can act as a barrier for improvement. More precisely, they will highlight how the report answered the research question ‘Can a series of below good Ofsted grades prevent sustainable improvement?’, by exploring the characteristics and trajectories of ‘stuck’ schools.


  • 4:00-4:05pm - Welcome and presentations of the panellists: Ruth Maisey. Programme Head, Education, Nuffield Foundation.
  • 4:05-4:25pm - Main findings quantitative phase: Jo Hutchinson, Education Policy Institute.
  • 4:25-4:45pm - Main findings qualitative phase: Dr Bernie Munoz, IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society.
  • 4:45-5:00pm - Headteachers perspectives on the main findings: Karen Fagg, Park Primary School (Doncaster) and Kieran Scanlon, Principal, Sir Robert Woodard Academy.
  • 5:00: 5:10pm - A policy maker perspective on the main findings: Alex Jones, Director, Insights and Research Ofsted.
  • 5:10-5:20pm - A school improvement perspective on the main findings: Sonia Innes, Education Director VNET Education CIC.
  • 5:20-5:30pm - Q&A led by Prof Melanie Ehren, Free University of Amsterdam.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in accountability, Ofsted and inspection.

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About the Speakers

Jo Hutchinson

Director for social mobility and vulnerable learners at Education Policy Institute

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Dr Bernie Munoz

Principal Research Fellow at IOE, UCL

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