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Anonymous complaints by parents to trigger school inspections

Publié par Clifford Armion le 30/09/2011

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Emergency inspections of schools could soon be triggered by anonymous groups of angry parents under plans to improve standards - enraging headteachers, who fear they would be subjected to vendettas without being given the chance to face their accusers.

Under the new inspection regime, from next month parents will be able to log on to a website and complain about teaching quality, behaviour or anything else they are unhappy about. If the complaints reach a critical mass - the number has not yet been announced - they could force an emergency inspection by the education standards watchdog, Ofsted.

The transfer of power to parents has been condemned by headteachers, who fear that the website could be like the "Rate My Teacher" site, where pupils can say what they like about their teachers. Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: "We have serious concerns about Ofsted's website to gather parental views.

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"Anonymous complaints by parents to trigger school inspections", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2011. Consulté le 12/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/anonymous-complaints-by-parents-to-trigger-school-inspections