Teachers urge Ofsted to pause inspections

Teaching unions across the county are urging Ofsted to pause their inspections after the death of a head teacher in Reading.

Ruth Perry took her own life whilst waiting for the publication of an Ofsted report. The report downgraded her school from outstanding to inadequate.

A petition calling on the Department of Education and Ofsted to make changes to the way inspections are carried out has gained more than 40,000 signatures.

Ofsted have not commented on the calls to pause inspections, however an spokesperson for the Department of Education said “inspections are hugely important as they hold schools to account for their educational standards.”

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