Ofsted: outstandingly inadequate

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

Ofsted: outstandingly inadequate
Barry Dufour pages 95-102
DOI: 10.3898/forum.2023.65.3.13


After an analysis of the arrival of the National Curriculum, the account moves to the arrival of Ofsted as a way of policing the National Curriculum, albeit in relation to confusion over how to deal with the cross-curricular issues. There follows a brief history of Ofsted, its methods, style and purpose, before I examine the impact of endof- inspection blunt summary statements on teachers and the school. 

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Barry Dufour (2023) Ofsted: outstandingly inadequate, FORUM, 65(3), 95-102. https://doi.org/10.3898/forum.2023.65.3.13

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