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Admana Spielman, Chief Inspector writes to Public Accounts Committee.

Admana Spielman, Chief Inspector writes to Public Accounts Committee.

 

Further to the committee’s request, I am writing to share with you what Ofsted believes are the major risks to the quality of education and school effectiveness.

I would like to reiterate what I said to the committee during the oral evidence session. As Chief Inspector, I believe that it is important that I comment only on areas where we have evidence, rooted in inspection findings. To do otherwise, and to offer opinions on a wider range of policy matters, would only undermine Ofsted’s credibility.

However, in those areas where our inspections are highlighting system-wide concerns, we have not hesitated to speak out. Since taking up the position of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI), I have spoken out, for instance, on off-rolling, the narrowing of the curriculum, illegal unregistered schools, the importance of supporting headteachers from outside pressures......

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