NASUWT comments on changes to the Ofsted framework

Commenting on Ofsted’s announcement of changes to the inspection system, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, said:

“Proposals to introduce a common inspection framework across all sectors of education are welcome in principle. It makes no sense to have different expectations between schools, colleges and early years providers and it is important that the approach to inspection is consistent across the system.

“In making these changes, it is equally important Ofsted makes clear to schools its expectations to remove opportunities for Ofsted to be used to justify workload-intensive and bureaucratic practices that hamper, rather than help, teachers to raise standards of achievement.

“The constant changing of the Ofsted framework does nothing to reassure parents and schools that Ofsted is forming secure judgements on the quality of education.”

Lena Davies
Press & Media Officer
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