I would like to see the dissolution of the QUANGO OFSTED. Prior to OFSTED schools were inspected by Her Majesty's Inspecorate (HMI). HMI showed immense integrity in the face of government pressure to find "bad teachers" OFSTED was set up by the adulterer Chris Woodhead, who was later revealed to have had an affair with a sith former. Woodhead claimed that there were as many as 15000 incompetent teachers. Despite being appointed chief of the Quango OFSTED he and his QUANGO spectacularly failed to find these "bad teachers" https://www.bbc.com/news/10464617 So Either Woodhead was lying about there 15000 incompetent teachers or he and the QUANGO were totally incompetent when it comes to finding all these supposed bad teachers. This unprofessional culture of mistrust has never really left OFSTED. for example OFSTED does not believe its own inspectors. https://www.tes.com/news/ofsted-doesnt-trust-its-own-behaviour-findings OFSTED inspectors, speaking from personal experience, lack consistency and cause the creation of pointless work by asking for things which then become additional workload for teachers. For example triple/deep marking was certainly seized upon school management teams across the country; so much so that eventually OFSTED had to officially deny it to stop their own inspectors asking for it. The continued existence of QUANGO set up on the premise that there are huge numbers of bad teachers is toxic to education in the UK. The unnecessary stress that school staff are caused by OFSTED inspections is severely detrimental to teachers and teacher retention in the UK. The media in the UK shares responsibility for the current state of play with their constant negative spin. The irony, for me anyway, is much of what teacher do that is criticised has been foisted upon the teaching profession by OFSTED, a QUANGO that never seems to accept responsility for the mess that it constantly creates. Other changes would help education in the UK but the dissolution of OFSTED and a return to HMI with their discreet approach of how to improve things. If anyone wants to copy and paste this for a UK petition to abolish OFSTED, please feel free. If you have strong opinions on OFSTED please vent your spleen on this thread.