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National Association of Head Teachers’ comment on school inspection results

Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), said: Our congratulations go out to those schools which have done so well. Despite ever-changing goalposts, the profession persistently rises to the challenge for its pupils.  

“We look forward to seeing recognition of these results reflected in the warmer tone of voice coming out of Ofsted and the Department for Education when they next raise the issue of school improvement. 

“Ofsted must now continue with improvements to its workforce and have the confidence to be more transparent about its own quality assurance processes.

 "We should also point out that the performance in one year is actually the result of efforts each school puts in over the preceding seven years. Agencies should be wary of claiming too much credit for recent changes in criteria. It’s extended hard work in schools which produces these results."  

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Link to Ofsted release: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/news/chief-inspector-responds-latest-ofsted-statistics-school-inspection-outcomes-0?news=20475

 

Page Published: 07/03/2013