File on 4 - School Inspections
As Ofsted's new regime leads to more schools failing their inspections, Fran Abrams examines the reasons why a growing number are challenging the judgements in the courts.
Ofsted has a new, hard-line chief inspector and a new, tougher inspection regime - and in the past few months that has led to a spike in the number of schools deemed inadequate. Predictably, there has been a corresponding wave of anger in schools - with a growing number taking to the courts to challenge the inspectors' views? So are the inspectors really up to the job? And who inspects the inspectors? Fran Abrams investigates. Producer: Rob Cave.
- Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 5:00PM Sun, 1 Jul 2012
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 8:00PM Tue, 26 Jun 2012
- Duration 38 minutes