As someone whose work was criticised by him, I would like to point out that before becoming a full-time researcher I was a teacher for 25 years. On that basis, I think I have a good sense of what is and is not valuable in educational research. Furthermore, all of my research has been conducted as a teacher or in collaboration with other teachers. My research has been completely misrepresented by the Ofsted report, and I suspect that many other educational researchers are in the same position.
Dr Geoff Troman is a research fellow at the Open University's School of Education.