Ofsted: Inspections ‘fair’ despite Covid ‘pressure’

Exclusive: Ofsted insists the best way for it to support the sector is to carry on with routine inspections of schools

Ofsted has said it is aware of the extra pressure on teachers and leaders in the Covid pandemic but has claimed the best way for it to support schools is to carry on inspecting them.

The watchdog has responded to calls to put graded inspections on hold during the coronavirus crisis amid concerns that they are “toxic” to the wellbeing of headteachers.

The support service Headrest wrote to Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman and education secretary Nadhim Zahawi calling for routine graded inspections to be paused.

Read more in TES, reported by John Roberts

Recommended Posts