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Tougher Ofsted standards lead to loss of top grade

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Davision School Pics. Chris Keating Head ENGSUS00120130920151758

W39739H13 Davision School Pics. Chris Keating Head ENGSUS00120130920151758

TOUGHER standards introduced by Ofsted has been cited as the reason for a school losing its ‘outstanding’ status following its latest inspection.

Davison High School, in Selbourne Road, Worthing, was downgraded to a ‘good’ school after an inspection last month.

Head teacher Chris Keating, who took over from long-standing head Della West in August last year, said the school would have received the same ‘good’ mark had the new tougher standards been in place before.

He said: “Most parents will not realise that the new framework is much more robust and rigorous than the old one.

“If this new framework was retrospectively applied to the 2010 Ofsted report, we would have been given exactly the same outcome.

“In view of that, the school has not regressed at all and the inspection report identifies many developments which have taken place since 2010.”

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, May 29.

 

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