29 Oct '14

News Questions raised over Ofsteds performance | @guardianletters

Your vox pop of senior education figures (The verdict on Ofsted? requires improvement, Education, 28 October) was damning. It is clear that all trust has been lost; Ofsted is regarded as a highly politicised, untrustworthy, damaging organisation. Thats one reason why the Green party is calling for its abolition and replacement with continuous collaborative assessment and a national council of educational excellence working closely with local authorities.Of course we need more change than that. The state of Ofsted is a reflection of the state of a system that is vastly overfocused on exams, has lost local democratic accountability, and has left teachers overworked, disempowered and increasingly demoralised.Natalie BennettLeader, Green party Continue reading...

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