'Cut and paste' Ofsted reports don't cut it

15th June 2012 at 01:00

It seems particularly appalling in the light of both these schools being placed in special measures. Even if the overall judgements were felt by those who knew the schools to be reasonable (and I'm not saying they were), the manner of this is unacceptable. Yet despite this, the chief inspector and others repeatedly trot out the mantra of how outstanding the quality is of their systems, their training, their inspectors. Instead of relying on their own questionnaires, why not ask headteachers and teachers for genuine views on their inspection experience?

Janet Taylor, Brewood, Staffordshire.

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