Ofsted chief says focus is misjudged

8th July 2011 at 01:00

Too many schools that do not excel in teaching have been judged outstanding by the English schools inspectorate, Ofsted, its outgoing head has admitted. In her final speech as chief inspector, Christine Gilbert said more schools were receiving plaudits for their leadership than for what happened in the classroom. A "real focus" on the observation of frontline teachers was now needed, she said.

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