An opinion piece from TES writer Tom Rogers on the documentary “School” and what it shows about the way that Ofsted are damaging schools and to good teachers.
“I’ve never seen a single programme about British education that better captured why teachers are leaving the profession than episode 3 of BBC Two’s School this week. It highlighted an interesting debate on what’s causing the crisis: funding? Ofsted and accountability systems? Or school leadership? I’ve made clear my view on this – above everything else, it’s the unjust and intense pressure on teachers to impact the progress of their students day in, day out, that is at the root of the crisis.”