Today’s poll: Do the new critieria for ‘coasting’ schools make Ofsted less significant?

Nicky Morgan has unveiled the new criteria that will be used to decide whether a school is ‘coasting’ or not. They are based on GCSE results and pupil progress…

This means it will now be possible for a school ranked, for example, as ‘good’ to be defined as ‘coasting’ and, the other way round, for a school ranked as ‘requires improvement’ to exceed the ‘coasting’ schools benchmark.

So where does all this leave Ofsted? Has their importance just been downgraded?

Or does this just add an additional set of hoops schools have to jump through on top of the existing ones?

 

Do the new critieria for 'coasting' schools make Ofsted less significant?

 

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Comments

  1. MissGumbrell

    SchoolsImprove Yes! It can all be done by statistics: what will be the point in actually visiting schools to find out what they’re like?

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