chapter  2
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An examination of Ofsted

WithDavid Winkley

THE I NSPECTION PROCESS At the heart of Ofsted lies the assessment of a 20-minute delivery by a teacher in a class of children likely to number in the region of 30. This lesson is classified against a reference manual on a seven-point scale. The accumulation of numerical data arising from the observation of numerous lessons in a school is presumed to give one key indication of the quality of the school as a whole.