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The seven deadly sins of Ofsted in new framework

Seven deadly sins: Ofsted's 'fatal flaws' in its new framework for inspections

There’s no doubt about it: Ofsted has been making waves. Not the gleefully-jump-over-while-laughing kind, but the huge, sweepyou-off-your-feet-and-keep-you-submerged-for-seconds-that-feel-like-minutes kind.

The watchdog’s proposed new inspection framework has been praised and criticised by what feels like the entire education sector – and rightly so, as it will have a lasting impact on schools and colleges.

Next up to the podium to voice their opinion on the inspectorate is Frank Coffield, emeritus professor of education at the UCL Institute of Education. He identifies seven “fatal” flaws in ...

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