Ofsted accused of judging primaries with secondary lens

TES is reporting that a school leaders’ union has warned that Ofsted’s new curriculum-led inspections need to be urgently reformed because they are “deeply problematic” in primary schools.

A major new report from the union, seen by Tes, says that the new inspection framework is creating a new workload and demanding a model of curriculum management that schools do not have the capacity or resources to implement.

It also warns that Ofsted’s teams cannot hope to fulfil the demands of the new framework because it attempts to do too much and claims that some inspections judgements are being made based on a “scant evidence base”.

The NAHT says it welcomes the move away from a focus on exam results but warns Ofsted’s approach to inspecting the curriculum does not take into account how primary schools work.

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