According to TES, headteachers have said that Ofsted inspections will need to be suspended if the coronavirus outbreak leads to major staff and pupil absences.
Geoff Barton said that it would be unfair to carry on with “high-stakes inspections” in these circumstances as they would not provide a genuine view of the school.
On Ofsted inspections, he said: “[With] so much of this, you are not sure of the scale of it, but if you have a school where lots of children or a fair number of your children are not there or some of your middle leaders are not there, by definition, you are not going to get your regular Ofsted inspection.”
Mr Barton has already called for Sats and performance league tables to be scrapped this year if schools are forced to close.
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