16 Aug '14

News Academies run by 'superhead' received advance notice of Ofsted checks

Whistleblowers say schools in Norfolk overseen by Rachel de Souza were able to prepare for visits days or weeks in advanceAcademies run by a superhead praised by the government for producing schools that "outperform the rest" of the state sector had secret advance notice of Ofsted inspection dates, the Observer can reveal.Evidence uncovered by this newspaper suggests that three schools in Norfolk, all overseen by Dame Rachel de Souza, knew of impending visits by inspectors days, and sometimes weeks, before Ofsted arrived. Continue reading...

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