Ofsted 'outstanding' exception removed

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, revealed a number of new measures designed to improve school standards. One of these measures includes schools judged as ‘outstanding’ no longer being exempt from Ofsted inspections.

The new measures are intended to ensure that parents have up to date information regarding the quality of education being provided as well as ensuring that school standards remain high.

This follows analysis which revealed that a significant number of schools had not been inspected for a decade due to the exemption gifted to schools judged as ‘outstanding’.