Coronavirus: School inspections halted by government after growing pressure from teachers

Independent is reporting that school inspections are being suspended by the government during the coronavirus pandemic following pressure from teachers.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has instructed Ofsted’s chief inspector to halt all routine inspections on schools, colleges, early years and children’s social care providers.

The National Education Union said inspections were “unacceptable” as all schools in England had already been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s chief inspector, said: “It’s clearly the right thing to do when teachers and social workers are under pressure as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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  1. Julie Winyard

    This is false news. Ofsted halted inspections due to government request and concern for their employees and contracted inspectors. Amanda Spielman’s letter was very specific about these points.

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