Nine principles: A blueprint for Ofsted 'report cards'

If school inspection “report cards” are introduced to replace single-phrase judgements then they should be based on nine core principles, school leaders have suggested.
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While no timeframe has been set-out, the Labour Party has indicated that it will introduce a school accountability system based on a report card model.

In a bid to influence the impending debate, the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has published an 11-page discussion paper setting out how such a system should work in practice.

The paper states that any reforms to introduce a report card-style model must involve three things:

Current chief inspector Sir Martyn Oliver has promised to look at single-phrase judgements, which have come under scrutiny following the suicide of headteacher Ruth Perry following the inspection of her school. However, Ofsted has since said that it is a matter for the Department for Education.

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