New Ofsted crackdown on schools 'gaming the system'

Watchdog tells inspectors to consider whether schools are entering pupils for inappropriate qualifications or 'off-rolling' those who under-perform.

 

Ofsted has called on its inspectors to crack down on schools that are "gaming the system" and improving their overall results at the expense of pupils.

 

Sean Harford, Ofsted’s national director of education, has said that schools are entering large numbers of pupils for inappropriate qualifications, narrowing the curriculum or taking underperforming pupils off the roll entirely.

 

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