Inspecting for Ofsted: A personal reflection

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 63 Number 2 (2021)

Inspecting for Ofsted: A personal reflection
Martin McArthur pages 169-173
DOI: 10.3898/forum.2021.63.2.15


Since its inception in 1993, Ofsted has been charged with maintaining standards in schools in England. But how has this worked out? A former inspector gives his account of the journey from the inside. His point of view can be summarised from a conversation he had with a senior Ofsted inspector on his first Inspection:
‘You’re still on their side. The side of the teachers.’
‘No. I’m not and I’m not on your side either. (Pointing to the pupils.) I’m on their side’.

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Martin McArthur (2021) Inspecting for Ofsted: A personal reflection, FORUM, 63(2), 169-173.

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