The TES Reports that Dame Alison Peacock questions Ofsted’s top grade and calls for secondary schools to make key stage 3 ‘a more compelling experience’.
The chief executive of the Chartered College of Teaching has added her voice to criticisms of Ofsted’s “outstanding” grade for schools.
Dame Alison Peacock told a headteacher’s conference on Friday that the top grade was “hugely divisive and very problematic”.
She told the headteachers: “My challenge, if I may, to secondary colleagues is that key stage 3 often could be a more compelling experience because often our children leave key stage 2 raring, and certainly children who have come back to me as a headteacher, and I don’t think I’m alone in this, often say, ‘Actually, we have done some of this before’.
Many schools are very proud of their outstanding Ofsted status, are comments like these quite demoralising? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below or via Twitter ~ Mercedes
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