According to this report in the TES
, OFSTED is planning to "fail" schools with below average results.
Of course, everyone wants schools to improve. The man in the street sees the word "average" in a negative light. Most people want their children to be above average. However, OFSTED need to do better.
About half of all schools will always be below average by definition. I am surprised that OFSTED is not insisting on all schools being in the top 10%. Does this loose talk by OFSTED assist schools to improve or is it a political gesture to gain public approval for their organisation? What effect will it have on schools working in difficult circumstances?
Can we please have public policy which helps teachers do their jobs improving the education of all children. Not policy which stigmatises those with the greatest challenges.