OFSTED has never been fit for purpose because it is based on a premise of quality control which makes the inspection system one that is imposed, rather than a partnership committed to quality.
I sense the Chief Inspector for Schools has sensed this with her recent posts regarding schools becoming examination factories, off-rolling students who might dent their performance and engaging in practices which jeopardise the mental health and wellbeing of students such as extended isolation.
Time for a debate about the purposes and practice of inspection.
Graphic via SchoolsWeek.co.uk
Ofsted’s Annual Report examines the quality of schools, early years, children’s social care and further education and skills, available to via here:
Ofsted Annual Report 2017/18 | GOV.UK