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NAHT welcomes Ofsted move to end 'deep dive' school inspections

Responding to the announcement by Ofsted chief inspector Sir Martyn Oliver at NAHT's annual conference in Newport, that 'deep dive' inspections at schools rated 'Good' or 'Outstanding' will end from September, Paul Whiteman, general secretary at school leaders' union NAHT, said:

“The removal of deep dives from section 8 inspections is a welcome and positive move.

"NAHT has long argued that the deep dive approach is not well suited to primary schools, and especially small primary schools, and we are pleased Ofsted has listened.

"We hope this is that start of an ongoing process of reform when it comes to how schools are inspected.”

First published 04 May 2024