Why criteria? How inspectors make judgements

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 65 Number 3 (2023)

Why criteria? How inspectors make judgements
David Singleton pages 60-66
DOI: 10.3898/forum.2023.65.3.08


This paper argues that Ofsted’s initial approach to the use of criteria encouraged a misguided view of how inspection judgements should be made and, at worst, militated against the professional discussion between inspectors and schools that should always have been at the heart of the process. 

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David Singleton (2023) Why criteria? How inspectors make judgements, FORUM, 65(3), 60-66. https://doi.org/10.3898/forum.2023.65.3.08

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