Labour vows to scrap and replace Ofsted

Schools inspectorate Ofsted will be scrapped and replaced under a Labour government, Angela Rayner is set to announce. The shadow education secretary will outline the party’s plan to introduce a two-phase inspection system at the Labour Party conference in Brighton. The Independent reports.

Schools and education providers would be subject to regular “health checks” by local government and more in-depth inspections led by Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMIs) – full-time, trained inspectors.

The party said the system would ensure parents receive the “in-depth and reliable information that they need about our schools” while reducing stress for teachers.

Ms Rayner said:“School performance is far too important and complex to be boiled down to an over-simplified single grade, reducing all schools to one of four categories.”

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