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Ofsted downgrades one in four 'good' schools under new short inspections

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. abacus1982

    abacus1982 Established commenter

    Statistics are always written in a negative light with regards to education. Surely the article should read that 72% of schools remain good or better?
     
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  3. David Getling

    David Getling Lead commenter

    I'd be more interested in how many outstanding schools get downgraded. Certainly, from what I've seen around here, there seem to be a few with this grade that make you wonder if the inspector was on something when he visited the school.
     
  4. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Three out of four schools stay good or improve is a more boring headline. How does that relate to good schools that have full inspections? My gut feeling is that this fits in with what I think ofsted's churn rate might be.
     
  5. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    When schools test children and they get poor results the teachers are blamed.

    When OfSTEd tests schools and they get poor results the teachers are blamed.
     
    chelsea2 likes this.
  6. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Who cares what Ofsted say?

    They've been getting data and observations horribly wrong for many years. And damaging schools and teachers' careers on a bogus basis during that time.

    They were finished as a reputable organisation several years ago
     
    old_dobbin likes this.
  7. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    OFSTED and statistics?

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