Save education: defenestrate Ofsted and the Department for Education

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 64 Number 2 (2022)

Save education: defenestrate Ofsted and the Department for Education
Michael Bassey pages 119-128
DOI: 10.3898/forum.2022.64.2.13


The Department for Education sees school education as responding to what its ministers perceive as the economic demands of the future. They fail to recognise the need for young people to be prepared for the ecological problems on the horizon, such as climate change, economic turmoil and the human consequences of a global shortage of food, water and energy. I argue that a National Education Council for Schools is needed which should ensure that it is the professionalism of teachers that directs the education of the young in preparing them for what the world of their adulthood may be like. Hence, I come to the momentous conclusion that the Department for Education and its enforcement arm, Ofsted, should be abolished. In the more evocative term used in my title, they should be defenestrated.

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Michael Bassey (2022) Save education: defenestrate Ofsted and the Department for Education, FORUM, 64(2), 119-128.

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