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Ofsted to study teaching quality in back to basics reform

School inspections in England will give more scrutiny to the quality of teaching, in a back to basics shake-up by the Ofsted education watchdog.

A new streamlined inspection framework will emphasise four key areas - pupil achievement, teaching standards, behaviour and school leadership.

Parents will also be able to comment on schools through an Ofsted website.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb said inspectors would "concentrate on things that really matter".

But head teachers have challenged plans to allow parents to leave their views about schools with Ofsted through the new website.

Reeta Chakrabarti reports.

  • 30 Sep 2011
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