Wythenshawe’s Mike Kane has called for an overhaul of the schools watchdog, Ofsted, following a damning report by MPs.
The report, following an inquiry by the Public Accounts Committee, said there were “clear shortcomings” in the performance of Ofsted, which inspects schools and children’s services.
Among criticisms highlighted in the report are that it has completed fewer inspections than planned, it has failed to meet its targets for how often schools should be inspected, and schools are being left for longer between inspections.
And Ofsted had incorrectly reported to parliament that it had met the statutory target for reinspecting schools every five years. Continue reading “Wythenshawe MP calls for “root and branch reform” of schools watchdog after damning report”