Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said: “The Chief Inspector has confirmed that there will be no return to inspections that can change the grade of a school until the beginning of the next academic year. This is a sensible step. Right now, schools are one hundred per cent focused on supporting every child following the unprecedented disruption of the last year, and can well do without the disruption and distraction associated with a full Ofsted inspection.
“Our discussions with Ofsted regarding the right next steps to take in the longer term are ongoing. The Chief Inspector’s comments today are a positive move whilst we continue to talk to Ofsted about what inspection should look like in the future.”
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