Outstanding schools should not be exempt from Ofsted inspections, according to headteachers' leaders. At present, schools with the watchdog's top rating are not routinely visited by inspectors unless there is a particular cause for concern. But the NAHT headteachers' union said that outstanding and good schools should have shorter monitoring inspections every three years. In its response to Ofsted's consultation on inspection reform, the union also called for schools to be inspected by someone with relevant experience in their sector and said that a separate grade should be given for the "breadth and balance of the curriculum" on offer. The consultation closes today.
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