More tricks than treats from Ofsted

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Just as the nation’s parents, teachers and pupils were dusting down Halloween costumes, hanging cobwebs and carving pumpkins, Ofsted’s chief inspector was penning a letter to Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee that is very likely to scare the living daylights out of schools across the country.

In the public letter, HMCI Amanda Spielman highlighted what she described as the “scandal” of a new semi-official category of schools – those she has dubbed “stuck”.

So what exactly are “stuck” schools, we hear you ask from behind clenched fists. Well, there’s 490 of them, and Spielman called their ...

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