Janet Downs: Is it time to call time on Ofsted?
Tribal, a firm employed to carry out Ofsted inspections, revealed that it doesn’t keep details of the backgrounds of its inspectors (TES 20 July 2012). This followed an earlier admission by Ofsted that it didn’t know how many HMI inspectors, who are directly employed by Ofsted, had experience of schools leadership or whether they had worked in secondaries or primaries. Ofsted ... read more and comment →
Latest comment by Paul Robson: "It should be shut, tomorrow. You can't reform it or reorganise it, too many vested interests. I sometimes look at OFSTED reports, but only to get actual information about a school, not to know what it is like. It's judgements ......"Comment + Debate