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OFSTED ACCUSED OF TWISTING FINDINGS AGAINST INNER CITIES

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A report by Ofsted, which led to it gaining greater powers of inspection over local education authorities, has been...
A report by Ofsted, which led to it gaining greater powers of inspection over local education authorities, has been attacked as flawed, BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported this morning.

Earlier this year Ofsted criticised primary school reading standards in the London boroughs of Islington, Southwark and Tower Hamlets. But the London Institute of Education says the report was invalid as it did not properly take into account, for example, the number of pupils who did not speak English as their first language.

Islington LBC's education chair Phil Kelly told Today schools needed an inspectorate that would help teachers and not 'twist things to show that everything that happens in the inner cities is negative'.
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