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Call for Greening to overhaul ‘deeply flawed’ Ofsted system | Children & Young People Now

By Neil Puffett | Originally published 30 August 2017 | Children & Young People Now

A senior director of children’s services (DCS) has called for Education Secretary Justine Greening to take urgent action to improve the way children’s services are inspected, claiming the current system fails to aid improvement and is “phenomenally wasteful”.

Andrew Webb, director of children’s services at Stockport Council and former president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, said the current process “neither evaluates actual social work practice, nor provides a rigorous assessment of system impact”.

Read full piece at source: Call for Greening to overhaul ‘deeply flawed’ Ofsted system | Children & Young People Now

Read Andrew Webb’s personal critique: Improvement Through Inspection? 

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