Ofsted ‘praises the wrong schools’ says academy boss

The head of a major multi academy trust has warned that Ofsted is praising the “wrong schools” as being good and not rewarding leaders for being inclusive. Tes reports.

Frank Norris, the outgoing director of Co-op Academies Trust also believes the accountability system is failing because of Ofsted’s “inability to judge schools in deprived areas” and flawed Progress 8 measures.

He said: “We have an academy in Leeds which has more 70 different languages spoken and which has our highest free school meals figures. It has not excluded a pupil in six years.

“If we are about the community of Leeds then the question is who is serving the community best our school or one that has been excluding more pupils? Which is it? Which one is judged good and which one is not judged good?” 

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