Ofsted is “not fit for purpose” and would be “completely different” under a Labour government, the shadow education secretary has said.
Angela Rayner criticised the inspectorate for its approach to children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
However, the inspectorate rejected her claims, saying inspectors “pay particular attention” to how well schools support these pupils.
Asked what Ofsted would look like in three years’ time if she was education secretary, Ms Rayner said: “It would be completely different to what it is now, I can promise you that. It’s not fit for purpose at the moment. It’s clearly not doing the job it’s meant to do.”