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DfE and Ofsted – require improvements?

27 June 2014

A survey of school leaders shows that the majority are dissatisfied with the DfE and Ofsted. The survey set out that over 75% of respondents expressed dissatisfaction with the DfE over its performance in education. This is an increase from the same question posed in 2010. Respondents were equally unhappy with Ofsted with over 60% expressing a view that Ofsted judgements were inaccurate although the views altered if their own school was judged. School leaders in good or outstanding schools were more likely to agree with the Ofsted findings. The survey results also showed that nearly half of the respondents felt that standards had improved since the government came to power.

The results show a mixed reaction to the DfE and Ofsted. The view that standards are rising is clearly good news for all but the dissatisfaction with the DfE and Ofsted may be a cause for concern – although that may be linked to the greater scrutiny on schools which, in turn, may be a reason leading to higher standards overall.

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