Focus on quality

15th January 2010 at 00:00

The Ofsted inspectorate in England must focus less on test results and more on the quality of teaching when inspecting schools, Westminster MPs said this week. In a report published by the Commons schools select committee last week, MPs urged improvements in the quality of inspectors after it was revealed that a school's rating was often decided before anyone had set foot in the building.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today