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OFSTED CLASS SIZES REPORT 'BASED ON FALSE EVIDENCE'

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An independent report, commissioned by the National Association of Head Teachers, says that a government study clai...
An independent report, commissioned by the National Association of Head Teachers, says that a government study claiming that large class sizes do not affect education was based on false information.

The Daily Express (p25) reports that the NAHT study says that the government's report had misrepresented data supplied by schools and inspectors and that it was 'unreliable'.

The Office for Standards in Education report had been used by ministers to justify classes with as many as 40 pupils.

NAHT general secretary David Hart told the paper that children's education was suffering as class sizes increased.

'The Ofsted report was an attempt to hoodwink parents into believing that the class size does not matter.'
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