Sunday, 15 July 2007

I see I am not alone in wondering if OfSTED is fit for purpose...

The House of Commons Select Committee on Education reported recently that "We cannot disguise our concern as to the fitness for purpose of the organisation at the present moment" and that the organisation had turned into an unwieldy bureaucracy that is in danger of becoming overstretched. The Committee took issue with light touch inspections and asked for them to properly evaluated after two years as they were not convinced as to their effectiveness. Christine Gilbert HMCI was also challenged over her statement that satisfactory was not good enough for schools. "OfSTED should take care that the discussion on the quality of provision is constructive rather than accusatory."

I am looking forward to a more positive and productive year with OfSTED!

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