HMI to back up private inspections
Last month, OFSTED's ability to ensure all primary schools were inspected over four years looked unlikely, as OFSTED cut the numbers it planned to inspect over the next three terms by up to half.
The action plan announced yesterday is also intended to stimulate the inspection market. A third of the independent registered primary inspectors, who must put together inspection teams to visit schools, did not apply for any inspections in the autumn term. OFSTED expects to visit some 750 schools this spring out of its target of 1,230.