Commenting on the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into Ofsted’s school inspections, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:
"The NEU welcomes this inquiry into Ofsted. There is overwhelming consensus in the education profession that inspections need to change – and to change much more substantially than the piecemeal reforms announced by Ofsted this week.
"We hope this inquiry will hear from a wide range of education professionals to build the case for a different approach. Looking at the impact of the current regime on school leaders, teachers and pupils, including the impact of single-word judgements is paramount as is a full assessment of whether or not Ofsted is having any meaningful impact on supporting improvement. We look forward to engaging with the inquiry and sharing the views and experiences of our members."