Friday, 23 December 2016

Bye, Bye Sir Michael, Bye, Bye!

I found it striking that Sir Michael Wilshaw’s farewell interview with the BBC, as he retires as head of Ofsted, should so singularly fail to make any mention of children’s social care services and child protection.

Under Sir Michael’s leadership of Ofsted, the social care section has remained a backwater in the inspectorate which is dominated by its responsibilities for inspecting schools.

An independent organisation dedicated to improvement in children’s services and child protection should be created and the education ethos, which is rampant at Ofsted, should be left far behind.