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Schools watchdog mauled as critics bite back at 'wasteful' bureaucracy

Publié par Clifford Armion le 23/11/2009

Polly Curtis

"Ofsted is facing a crisis in public confidence as it comes under a series of attacks on its authority this week, with the watchdog accused of being "flawed, wasteful and failing".

"The children's services inspectorate will be criticised today by service heads in every local authority in the country, headteachers' leaders and in a damning forthcoming report by MPs on the government's school accountability system.

"Its new inspection regime is accused of forcing social work departments to focus on passing inspections instead of looking after children, giving good schools mediocre ratings on routine technical matters - such as fences not being high enough - and more claims that sub-contracted inspectors are not fit for the job."

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"Schools watchdog mauled as critics bite back at 'wasteful' bureaucracy", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2009. Consulté le 17/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/schools-watchdog-mauled-as-critics-bite-back-at-wasteful-bureaucracy