As you know outstanding schools are exempt from routine inspections. There has been a great deal of debate on whether this exemption should be removed. Today (10th Jan 2020) Department for Education (DfE) launched a consultation into the removal of this exemption. DfE is seeking views from
- Head teachers, teachers and governing boards in maintained nursery schools,
maintained schools and academy trusts, including nursery schools, infant
schools or first schools, middle schools, junior schools, special schools, Pupil
Referral Units (PRUs), studio schools, UTCs, City Technology Colleges, City
Colleges for the Technology of the Arts and free schools.
- Principals/ CEOs, their staff and those responsible for governance in General FE
colleges, Sixth Form colleges, designated institutions, 16 – 19 academies,
independent learning providers (including employer providers), not for profit
providers, independent specialist colleges, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
delivering FE or apprenticeships and local authority providers.
- Local authoritie
- Dioceses and other religious…
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