Ofsted steps up standards drive

28th September 2012 at 01:00

Ofsted stepped up its drive for higher school standards last week as its chief inspector said mixed-ability classes could be a "curse" on pupil progress, told heads to make better use of their funding and warned against early GCSE entry. Sir Michael Wilshaw's comments prompted heads' leaders to accuse him of trying to "micromanage" schools.

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