Friday, 19 June 2015

Ofsted - not up to the job?

There's a salutary piece on the BBC website about Ofsted's schools inspections. Apparently the organisation is shedding more than a thousand school inspectors who have been deemed not up to the job.

It really doesn't inspire confidence. How can an organisation have functioned for years with a large number of its most important employees being unacceptably below par? 

The BBC quotes Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers as saying: "Ofsted is consistently behind the curve - tinkering with an inspection system which is no longer fit for purpose."

For years I have been saying that Ofsted is not up to the job of inspecting child protection. Perhaps now somebody will take notice.