Today’s poll: Are schools too quick to blame Ofsted when they have unfavourable inspections?

Writing in the TES, Sir Michael Wilshaw says criticism of Ofsted has been overdone and used as a way of deflecting attention away from underperformance and failure. Do you agree with that schools should “take a long, hard look in the mirror” rather than shooting the messenger?

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Comments

  1. LaCatholicState

    Ofsted is not infallible.  Parents have a much better idea of what a school is like and whether they are happy with it or not.  And then of course, there are always the league tables.

  2. weysidemonk

    SchoolsImprove Never heard a school complain about the unfairness and fallibility of an outstanding judgement by Ofsted.

  3. heliheadteacher

    Winstanley_John SchoolsImprove Thank you. Was trying to gauge the level of reliability and validity of the vote based in participation.

  4. heliheadteacher

    Winstanley_John SchoolsImprove Thank you. Was trying to gauge the level of reliability and validity of the vote based on participation.

  5. Winstanley_John

    SchoolsImprove following on from what heliheadteacher said would it be easy to add the vote count on to the votes results for all polls?

  6. SchoolsImprove

    Winstanley_John heliheadteacher Sorry – missed this earlier. We’ve had 133 votes in that poll but please remember they are not in any…

  7. SchoolsImprove

    Winstanley_John heliheadteacher …way robust as opinion polls – they are open to all and I have no idea of the make of of voters…

  8. SchoolsImprove

    Winstanley_John heliheadteacher I think they are very interesting but a robust poll would need to use proper sampling techniques

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