Education watchdog Ofsted is to introduce an almost no notice inspection for schools in England, calling head teachers the day before arriving. All schools and colleges can and should provide at least a good level of education said Sir Michael Wilshaw the OFSTED chief inspector.
The revised plan will mean “inspectors calling head teachers the afternoon before an inspection takes place”. This relentless onslaught on dedicated and committed teachers by Ofsted must stop claimed Christine Blower National Union of Teachers . Ofsted says this means that this will mean schools in the “requires improvement” category will be expected to have reached “good” within four years.
OFSTED claimed that is why we are introducing these changes to the way we inspect.” Russell Hobby, leader of the National Association of Head Teachers, welcomed the shift on no-notice inspections, saying it “signifies a genuine attempt to work with schools on the best way to achieve those standards”.