Schools in England will face no-notice inspections
All schools in England will face no-notice inspections from the autumn, the new head of Ofsted has announced.
Sir Michael Wilshaw said the move was a "logical" progression, adding that it was vital that the public had confidence in inspections.
But school leaders said they had "real doubts" that the plans would improve the inspection process.
They also raised concern that the change had been announced without consulting head teachers.
But Sir Michael, who took up his chief inspector post last week, said inspections taking place without notice provided an opportunity for inspectors "to do what's really important - going in and inspecting quality, particularly teaching".
He added: "Ofsted has been moving towards a position of unannounced school inspection over a period of years.
"I believe the time is now right for us to take that final step and make sure that for every school we visit inspectors are seeing schools as they really are in the corridors, classrooms and staff room."
Read more ... (BBC News - 10 January)