Ofsted responds to reports about inspection
- Published on Friday, 06 January 2012 10:47
- Posted by Scott Buckler
Ofsted National Director, Sue Gregory, has responded to news reports alleging that some schools are attempting to manipulate Ofsted inspections
She said: 'In over 5,500 school inspections conducted by professional and highly trained inspectors last year there have been only a handful of issues raised with us about possible misrepresentation of the school’s position, all of which were looked in to.
Schools have no more than two days notice of inspection and, with a thorough examination of the schools record, including attendance levels and staffing details, any sudden changes are readily observed. While we do not take suggestions of wrong doing lightly, it would be a disservice to all those schools who strive to do the best for their pupils to suggest that there is some sort of wide-scale problem based on anonymous and unsubstantiated claims.'