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Fairer inspection for schools in tough areas.

Fairer inspection for schools in tough areas.

A school in a tough area which has great teachers and a great curriculum could be rated outstanding from September, even if pupils' results are mediocre, says Ofsted.

But the watchdog denies its proposed new inspection framework for England will mean a dumbing-down of standards.

It says too many schools game the system by "teaching to the test" or "off-rolling" lower ability pupils.

But education unions say the plans do not go far enough.

Ofsted says its new framework aims to rebalance the inspection process to make sure that young people receive the best teaching possible.

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