Ofsted Inspections Start In Derby

Derby is the first in a wave of focused school inspections that will take place during the current term in local authority areas where the proportion of children attending a good or better school is currently well below the national average.

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Less than half the children in Derby go to 'good' or 'better' schools

The latest figures show that only 43% of primary school age children in Derby go to good or better schools and 42% of secondary school age children.

Today, HM Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, will announce his plan of action in a keynote speech to the North of England Education Conference, including:

  • A series of targeted school inspections within a condensed one-week period in areas where the proportion of children attending a good or better school is currently well below the national average for England.
  • A new framework for Ofsted to inspect the school improvement service being provided by under-performing local authorities.
  • A good practice survey- to share and showcase some of the best examples of local authority support.

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Ofsted starts crack-down on failing schools in Derby

Ofsted inspections will start in Derby Credit: PA

Ofsted will start sending teams of inspectors into areas where high numbers of pupils are not getting a good education, in a bid to raise school standards.

In a series of inspections, the watchdog will visit Derby first, as it travels around local authority areas in England over the next few weeks.

These are all areas where the proportion of children attending a good or outstanding school is well below the national average for England, **Ofsted said.

It is understood that about 10% of schools in each area will face an inspection.