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shake-up of schools’ inspection process continues

17 January 2012

David Cameron has backed Sir Michael Wilshaw’s plans to axe the current Ofsted rating of ‘satisfactory’, stating “Just good enough is frankly not good enough”. Bold plans to tackle ‘coasting schools’ and get them to switch gear have now been outlined with proposals to change the current 3,000 schools labelled as ‘satisfactory’ to ‘improvement required’. Schools will be given three years to improve, with earlier re-inspections after 12 to 18 months. If they fail to improve, they could face going into ‘special measures’.

This announcement comes hot on the heels of plans to carry out no-notice inspections to address flaws in the system after concerns were raised that in some schools poor teachers and naughty students were told to ‘stay home’ during Ofsted inspections.

Though critics have accused these changes as being part of a wider plan to force schools to become academies, there are many who see this as a welcome move to address inadequacies and strive for the best education for all children.

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