It’s Time Ofsted was Replaced with A System of Trust

How do you address questions of curriculum so that everyone benefits? Probably not the way Ofsted is doing it. David Taylor looks at the issues and offers a model for change.

Judging by the proliferation of courses on offer for school leaders, the curriculum has suddenly become a priority in schools, not that it should have ever been anything else. Unfortunately, its sudden rise to prominence in the minds of school leaders has been driven by fear. Fear in the form of Ofsted’s recent consultation on the certain introduction of yet another new framework in September 2019—other newbies emerged from the inspectorate in: 1992, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2012 and 2015 (please note that this does include several revisions of existing frameworks!).

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