Tougher standards in schools

| 12/06/2009

(BBC): Education inspectors are bringing in tougher standards for England’s schools which will require higher results for them to be rated good or outstanding. From September, schools that succeed will probably face an Ofsted inspection every five years instead of three – unless parents demand an earlier one. There will be a greater focus on those judged satisfactory or inadequate. Teachers’ leaders said a new emphasis on raw exam results would make things harder for schools in deprived areas. Ofsted chief inspector Christine Gilbert said: "We are introducing a tougher test on attainment."

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  1. Anonymous says:

    No problem – they’ll just bring in easier exams.

    • Anonymous says:

      Won’t this have implications for Cayman where schools have brought in "easier", "multiple attempts to get a good grade", at the expense of the internationally-rated Caribbean Examinations Council tests?