ACT - The Association of Christian Teachers

for Christians working in education

Let heads from deprived areas become inspectors.

Let heads from deprived areas become inspectors.

Ofsted should loosen its rules to allow more headteachers working in deprived schools to become inspectors, according to the leader of the biggest corporate-sponsored academy chain in England.

Frank Norris, who leads Co-op Academies Trust based in Manchester and has held senior roles at Ofsted, said inspectors cannot effectively judge schools in disadvantaged areas unless they have led one themselves.

Currently, Ofsted requires all its school inspectors to be working in a setting that has been graded as  "good" or better at its most recent inspection. 

In an interview with Tes, Mr Norris said this rule excluded headteachers he knew whose experience of working in deprived communities would make them well-suited to be inspectors.

Read more.

 

©2002-2015 Association of Christian Teachers. All rights reserved. Use of this website is subject to our Terms & Conditions and Cookie Policy. Click here to read ACT’s Privacy Policy. Click here to read ACT’s Refund Policy. Click here to read ACT’s Electronic Transactions Security Policy. Website by: Serve Design 

ACT Login