Annal Nayyar – Reports on news that Dozens of ‘outstanding’ schools downgraded

Annal Nayyar – Reports on news that Dozens of ‘outstanding’ schools downgraded

More than 100 schools previously rated “outstanding” by Ofsted inspectors have lost their top rankings after changes to the system in England.

The schools have been reinspected since September, after changes aimed at putting more weight on teaching.

In the past, it was possible to be rated outstanding even though inspectors judged teaching and learning were not of the highest standard.

But that was changed in September, when other new rules also came in.

Now only schools that are rated outstanding for teaching and learning can normally get the highest ranking.

The latest figures show that out of 155 schools inspected since last September which had previously been rated outstanding overall but not for teaching and learning, fewer than a third – 44 schools – kept that ranking.

Of the others, 91 schools were rated “good”, while 20 were told they needed to improve. Two of this last group were given the lowest rating of “inadequate”.

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