What are the rules? Ofsted’s off-rolling confusion

According to TES, Ofsted has vowed to crackdown on off-rolling through its new inspections but is facing questions over the inconsistency of its findings.

Critics have asked the inspectorate why the seemingly identical removal of pupils from secondary schools is being condemned as being off-rolling in some reports but not others.

In many of the first inspection reports where off-rolling has been identified this has involved a school taking a pupil off their roll – often in year 11 – after the child has been attending alternative provision and not being able to demonstrate that was done in the pupils’ interests.

“When inspectors find that school leaders have removed a pupil in the interests of the school, and not the child, they will call that out in their reports.”

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