Chief inspector 'spitting blood' over Ofsted attacks

Sir Michael Wilshaw said he was 'spitting blood' over 'attacks' on Ofsted.
Sir Michael Wilshaw said he was 'spitting blood' over 'attacks' on Ofsted. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The chief inspector of schools has said he is "spitting blood" over right-wing attacks on Ofsted.

Sir Michael Wilshaw told The Sunday Times that education secretary Michael Gove risked damaging school standards by undermining his authority and attacking Ofsted's ideology.

It comes after reports that right-wing think tank Civitas has urged the Government to create a new body to inspect free schools and academies.

While the Policy Exchange think tank, which Mr Gove set up in 2002, is calling for evidence from schools about whether the school inspection body is "fit for purpose".

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Chief schools inspector 'spitting blood' over Ofsted attacks

The chief inspector of schools said he is "spitting blood" over attacks on Ofsted by two right-wing think tanks. Sir Michael Wilshaw said education secretary Michael Gove risked damaging school standards by undermining his authority.