Heads can report Ofsted inspectors on new workload hotline

Ofsted is to launch a new hotline for Head Teachers to report inspectors who unnecessarily add to their school’s workload.

The new service will allow schools to flag up if and when the inspectorate fails to meet its commitments to ensure that it does not contribute to increased workload.

The plans have been revealed in the government’s new Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy, published this week.

It says that Ofsted has committed to tackling teacher workload through its new inspection framework by:

  • Checking whether workload is unnecessarily high as part of its leadership and management judgement;
  • Looking unfavourably on schools that use burdensome data collection;
  • No longer looking at internal school data as part of its new inspections.

You can read the full article on Tes.

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