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

Ninety-two per cent agreed that watchdog was not a “reliable and trusted arbiter of standards”

The survey was commissioned by the Beyond Ofsted inquiry, an organisation examining the future of school inspections. It is led by Lord Knight of Weymouth, the former schools minister under Labour.

Sixty-two per cent of teachers surveyed thought the outcome of their most recent inspection did not accurately reflect their school’s performance. This was also the case for 58 per cent in schools judged to be good or outstanding. The other ratings are “requires improvement” and inadequate.

The Beyond Ofsted inquiry began in April amid calls to revamp the school ratings.



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