Teachers and leaders work under the shadow cast by Ofsted. An unfair and unreliable inspectorate.
School inspection must be fair. It should be supportive. It should not be, as too many Ofsted inspections are, punitive.
We must create a new approach to school and college evaluation which is supportive, effective and fair.
We are calling on the Government to:
- Replace Ofsted with a school accountability system which is supportive, effective and fair;
- Work with teachers, leaders and other stakeholders to establish a commission to learn how school accountability is done in other high performing education nations;
- Develop an accountability system which commands the trust and confidence of education staff as well as parents and voters.