Why does Ofsted promote a one-size-fits-all inspection framework?
The Ofsted logic and evaluation is problematic. It fails to recognise fluid pedagogical processes, incidental, nonlinear and complex and transversal environments.
In a fascinating paper, analysing neoliberal discourse in Ofsted's Education Inspection Framework (EIF) through a Foucauldian lens, published in late 2021, the researcher Zahid Naz offers a critical examination of the nature and effect of marketisation and surveillance in education.
The author highlights the latest Ofsted framework as quasi-academic; "research to justify its formula" that reduces colleges and schools with similar features into distinct