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Welcome to the February 2010 issue

Inside view from Her Majesty's Chief Inspector

An article in the last edition of Ofsted News went into some detail in response to a number of myths building up about the new school inspection framework. Following that, we also put on our website answers to a number of ’frequently asked questions’ about the new inspection arrangements to try to resolve any remaining concerns.

Nevertheless these myths are still surfacing from time to time; myths like the one about the school marked down for a hole in its fence, or the school which failed its inspection because the inspector was offered coffee before being asked for identification. And just as concerning for some, are the stories suggesting schools and colleges can’t be found good or outstanding if test and academic results aren’t good, even if children, young people and adult learners are making significant progress against the odds.

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