What if there was no outstanding?


The cynics are right nine times out of ten.

H.L. Mencken

Does the outstanding grade retard innovation or drive us towards excellence?

This is just a flight of fancy; a thought experiment. What would happen if we did away with the outstanding grade for schools? What if ‘good’ was good enough? What would be different?

Let’s remember that Ofsted have acknowledged that there is no such thing as an outstanding lesson, but all schools are still judged on a four point scale with ‘outstanding’ being the highest accolade a school can receive. Imagine this bauble was taken away. What then?

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