Commenting on Ofsted's announcement about inspections this summer term, Paul Whiteman, general secretary of NAHT, which represents leaders in the majority of schools, said:
“Schools have recently returned to onsite education and are fully focused on supporting their pupils as we emerge from lockdown. It is critical that any activity by Ofsted helps, not hinders, those recovery efforts.
“Not visiting secondaries while they undertake the challenging task of grading GCSE and A Level students, is the right thing to do.
“On its plans for monitoring inspections, the most important thing is for the inspectorate to engage properly with the profession in shaping the amendments to inspection methodology and handbooks, to ensure that monitoring inspections take full account of the extraordinary situation in which schools are operating.”
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