“I recently visited Dixons Trinity free school in Bradford, which was rated as outstanding …”
Lord Nash 25 March 2014
“It was a pleasure to visit Dixons Trinity Academy and I congratulate the staff and pupils on the publication of their outstanding Ofsted report.”
Lord Nash Yorkshire Post
28 March 2014
But the report hasn’t been published yet. There’s no sign of it on Ofsted’s website (29 March 2014).
It’s common for schools to trumpet Ofsted success before official publication but it’s not so usual for a schools minister to do so.
Meanwhile, parents of Oldfield school in Bath are forbidden to discuss a damning Ofsted report leaked by a children’s charity. Ofsted insists the delay
in official publication is because the full report is a draft currently being checked for accuracy.
On a visit to Bristol, education secretary Michael Gove said he knew Ofsted had concerns about Oldfield but stressed the importance of remembering the academy’s pupils had great results. It’s rather like saying, “Forget the inquiry, feel the marks.”