School Inspections: Funding - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:27 pm on 17 April 2024.

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Photo of Lord Baker of Dorking Lord Baker of Dorking Conservative 3:27, 17 April 2024

My Lords, as I am responsible for 44 university technical colleges, I have received lots of Ofsted inspections, and I am glad to say that 85% resulted in good or outstanding ratings but 15% were rated as failing. I do not resent it; I do not object. Ofsted has told us what we have to do better. Any education system in the world requires an independent inspectorate. That is what Ofsted is, and it should be supported.