Could Ofsted become a saviour for the school system?

Our school system is the most divisive it has ever been. Years of tinkering have led to far too many types of schools, run by far too many different groups, with insufficient funding, inspected by a group who thinks all schools are all the same. Let’s be honest: no accountability system can do this. Tes reports.

If we have to put up with a fragmented school system, then why not see Ofsted as the string to draw things together? 

Ofsted could and should instigate a debate about what we should inspect, when this should happen and what should happen afterwards. This should take the form of actually talking to teachers, governors, parents and pupils about how best to determine what a good school looks like, and how to judge it.

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Should Ofsted be examining its role? Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin

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