Ofsted under fire for sharing new inspection plans with MATs

Ofsted has been criticised for giving academy chain leaders advance details of its new inspection framework before other schools.

A group representing multi-academy trust chiefs has been given sight of a working draft of the new inspection handbook before it is officially published later this month, Ofsted has confirmed.

One teaching union leader has questioned whether maintained schools have been given the same access to Ofsted’s inspection plans and accused the inspectorate of being biased towards MATs.

Ofsted said that it had shared working versions of the inspection handbook with teaching unions and other sector representatives, including MAT leaders.

It added: “This engagement with groups representing classroom teachers, Head Teachers, maintained schools and academies has been extremely helpful in developing the framework for the formal consultation.”

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