Paul Whiteman, the general secretary of the NAHT headteachers union, also said it would encourage the government to back education which he described as a “public service in crisis.” Tes reports
During the election campaign education secretary Gavin Williamson announced plans to pilot no notice Ofsted inspections and to increase the length of inspections of secondary and large primary schools to three days.
Reacting to the Conservative Party’s victory in last night’s election Mr Whiteman said: “Under the previous Conservative administration, we have made progress on accountability and on reducing testing in the primary phase. We need to go further, and I believe we will.
“Where we feel that the Conservatives’ manifesto promises don’t go far enough, we will continue to encourage them to do more. Acting on child poverty must be a priority, for example. Where the government are planning to go too far – no-notice inspections, for instance – we will challenge them.”
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