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School leaders are responsible for improvement, not Ofsted, says Amanda Spielman

The chief inspector of Ofsted has said that trust leaders are responsible for school improvement rather than the inspectorate.Speaking at the Confederation of School Trusts’ annual conference in Birmingham on Thursday, Amanda Spielman said she had heard criticism of Ofsted because teachers felt it had not improved their school.“But as you all know, school improvement has not been part of Ofsted’s remit for more than a decade; that responsibility sits with you and to some extent with other parts of Government,” she said.“A clear policy distinction has been drawn between inspection and improvement.”She added that Ofsted had worked to be...
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Most parents ‘aren’t equipped’ to home educate, says Amanda Spielman

Many parents are “not equipped” to educate their children at home, the head of Ofsted is expected to say to heads. Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman is expected to welcome the Government’s announcement of a new register for children educated at home, adding that “a small number of parents have darker motivations for taking their children away from their teacher’s sight”.
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