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Bridget Phillipson, Shadow Education Secretary, set out Labour’s plans last weekend to college and trust leaders outlining their vision for major reforms to Ofsted.

Bridget outlined in her speech that the next Labour government would move away from the system of headline grades to a new ‘report card’ that tells parents, simply and clearly, how well their school is performing, because ‘parents and schools deserve better than a system that is high stakes for staff, but low information for parents’. The announcement also revealed that Labour would create a new annual review of safeguarding, of health and safety, of attendance and off-rolling.

Community’s Education and Early Years section welcome these announcements that would ease the pressure of workload for teachers and teaching assistants, and the ending of the unhelpful one/two-word headline grades.

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