How many good and outstanding schools are there in England? Record levels, never been so many before. That’s the official verdict of the education watchdog Ofsted.
“The proportion of schools judged good or outstanding at their most recent inspection reached 81%.
“This is the highest proportion of good or outstanding schools there has ever been.”
But what does this 81% figure really mean? Do parents really have more than a four in five chance of getting a good or outstanding school for their children? And how has it risen so rapidly? Or is this the inspection equivalent of grade inflation?
“Outstanding” and “good” are the top two inspection grades – with “requires improvement” and “inadequate” the bottom two.
Wisconsin’s example: The WKCE disaster.