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Russell Hobby from Headteachers Union has told Daybreak that schools are too afraid to complain to Ofsted because they are worried about the outcome.
"I think Ofsted is having a paralysing effect on the system, quality of the inspection teams is just so variable you have no idea what they are going to look at, what they are going to see", he said.
An Ofsted spokeswoman has responded to mounting concerns about the amount of pressure put on headteachers from Ofsted.
A new programme has been launched by The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) to act as an alternative to the current Ofsted system, where inspections are carried out by headteachers.
The National Association of Head Teachers said the union had decided to set up alternative school inspections carried out by head teachers due to serious concerns among members about the quality of Ofsted inspections.
General Secretary Russell Hobby warned that the current Ofsted system puts headteachers on the defensive and that the "level of fear is overwhelming".
The programme will be piloted in a number of areas from this autumn, if it is successful it is hoped that a future government will consider the scheme.
"Schools dance to Ofsted's tune but don't really learn from the experience - they are too busy defending themselves against it and then recovering," Mr Hobby said.
School inspections are to be carried out by headteachers amid mounting concerns about Ofsted, it was announced today.
A new programme has been launched by The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) to act as an alternative to the current Ofsted system.
The scheme, which has been dubbed "Instead", will see school leaders visiting other schools in their region to check how well they are performing.