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An expert look at… ...whether Ofsted can keep its promises

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Every week, one of our team will take a look at one of their specialist topics and offer their unique insight. This week, William Stewart examines how Ofsted will set the bar in its new inspection system

“We are not ‘raising the bar’.”

Could Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman live to regret the reassurance she has offered schools spooked by her new focus on the curriculum?

School inspection revamps are an expected part of the Ofsted cycle that have previously almost always been about “raising the bar”. Don’t let schools get too comfy, has been the thinking. Change things up and keep ...

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