Laura Sharman 23 September 2019

Labour pledges to scrap ‘unfit for purpose’ Ofsted

Labour pledges to scrap ‘unfit for purpose’ Ofsted image

Labour has vowed to scrap Ofsted and replace it with regular ‘health checks’ led by local government.

The party said it would abolish England’s education watchdog and replace it with a new two-phase inspection system.

Under the new system, in-depth inspections would arise from concerns identified during regular ‘health checks’ led by councils.

Shadow education secretary, Angela Rayner, said: ‘School performance is far too important and complex to be boiled down to an over-simplified single grade, reducing all schools to one of four categories.

‘The current system is unfit for purpose, so the next Labour government will abolish Ofsted and replace it with a system that will give parents the reliable and in-depth information that they need about our schools.’

Labour also said it would crack down on the number of illegal schools in operation by introducing a new, statutory definition of a school.

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