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Today: Ofsted chief: Schools need close monitoring

December 10th, 2014

Episode 53 of 1744 episodes

Ofsted is warning that too many secondary schools in England are not making sufficient progress, with almost a third judged not to be good enough. Chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw told Today's Sarah Montague: "We've seen an increase in the number of inadequate failing secondary schools over the last year. We've got now 170,000 students in our secondary schools that are failing." He claimed that: "It's not the status or type of school that is the issue. It is the quality of leadership."

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