90% of teachers have an unfavourable view of Ofsted

Matthew SmithHead of Data Journalism
May 02, 2023, 10:34 AM GMT+0

The DfE and education secretary are also highly unpopular

The schools inspection body Ofsted has come in for much criticism from teachers recently following the suicide of headteacher Ruth Perry in January after discovering that inspectors were downgrading the school’s rating.

Now the results of a new YouGov Teacher Track survey of more than a thousand teachers show that fully 90% have a negative opinion of Ofsted, including 67% who have a ‘very’ unfavourable view of the schools inspection body.

Just 7% have a favourable opinion.

The Department for Education and education secretary Gillian Keegan are also highly unpopular, with 81% and 69% respectively holding a negative view of them.