18 Oct '14

News Ofsted faces calls for superhead probe

Emails contradict claims in inquiry that schools had no prior notification of inspection visitsEmails expose how schools knew inspectors were comingOfsted is facing calls for an independent investigation into allegations that a superhead praised by the government for producing schools that outperform the rest of the state sector had advance notice of Ofsted inspection dates.Last month an internal inquiry by Ofsted into the claims involving Dame Rachel de Souza, made by this newspaper in August, criticised the watchdogs practices in the east of England, where the schools are based, but said it found no evidence of prior notification. Continue reading...

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