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Lord Jim Knight, Chair of Beyond Ofsted on the Education Select Committee’s call for changes to Ofsted.

January 29, 2024

The findings of the committee provide further evidence that a radical overhaul of school inspection is urgently needed.

Press Coverage: Education Journal

November 6, 2023

The pressure group Beyond Ofsted has published a survey that finds that most teachers think that Ofsted reports are unfair and inaccurate

Press Coverage: Nursery World

November 6, 2023

More than nine in ten teachers from schools across all grades agree that Ofsted is not a “reliable and trusted arbiter of standards”, according to an inquiry into the future of schools inspection.

Press Coverage: Tes

November 6, 2023

The vast majority of school teachers taking part in a major survey agree that Ofsted is not a “reliable” judge of school standards

Press Coverage: The Daily Mail

November 6, 2023

Six in 10 teachers in schools rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted believe their rating is wrong, survey finds

Press Coverage: The Independent

November 6, 2023

Nearly two in three teachers think the outcome of their most recent inspection did not accurately reflect their school, a survey suggests

Press Coverage: Shropshire Star

November 6, 2023

More than nine in 10 (92%) teachers surveyed agreed that Ofsted is not a “reliable and trusted arbiter of standards”

Press Coverage: Penarth Times

November 6, 2023

Majority of teachers believe Ofsted inspections are inaccurate – report

Press Coverage: East London Advertiser

November 6, 2023

Majority of teachers believe Ofsted inspections are inaccurate, a survey suggests

Press Coverage: The Northern Echo

November 6, 2023

The Beyond Ofsted inquiry was launched in April amid calls for the inspectorate to revamp its school ratings system

Press Coverage: MSN

November 6, 2023

Nearly two in three teachers did not think the outcome of their most recent inspection accurately reflected their school

Press Coverage: Newswav

November 6, 2023

Majority of teachers believe Ofsted inspections are inaccurate – report

Press Coverage: The Times

November 6, 2023

Most teachers don’t believe Ofsted ratings, even at best schools

Press Release: UCL Institute of Education Study 2023

November 1, 2023

Teachers from both “winning” and “losing” schools agree: Ofsted inspections are unfair and inaccurate

Press Coverage: Planet Radio

May 9, 2023

Inquiry into Ofsted inspections launched following death of Reading headteacher

Press coverage: Schools Week

May 9, 2023

Ex-schools minister to chair NEU-funded inquiry into Ofsted

Press coverage: Tes magazine

May 9, 2023

Inquiry will ‘rigorously investigate’ Ofsted inspection system

Live interview with Lord Knight on the Kay Burley show

May 9, 2023

Ofsted Inquiry: Current inspection system is ‘punitive, when it should be supportive’

Press Release: Ofsted Inquiry Launch

April 24, 2023

A new inquiry has been launched to develop a set of principles for underpinning a better inspection system and proposals for an alternative approach.