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The battle inside Ofsted

The government and the teaching unions both want to see the education watchdog Oftsed reform itself

By John Harris  

A headteacher plays along with her pupils at a London school: “You’ve got to give teachers the freedom they need,” says an Ofsted director. © Gideon Mendel/Corbis

The academy’s work to raise students’ awareness of the risks of extremism is inadequate… Students are not taught citizenship well enough or prepared properly for life in a diverse and multicultural society… During a recent academy…

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