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Poisonous relationship between qualifications and accountability is at the heart of the exam controversy

Commenting on the Ofqual Report on the GCSE English controversy, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union said:

“Anyone using Ofqual’s Report to claim that teachers are guilty of cheating in exam marking are not only unacceptably and unjustifiably denigrating their integrity and professionalism, but are also in grave danger of distracting from the big issues raised in Ofqual’s Report.

“We welcome the clear public statements by the Chief Regulator that teachers are not guilty of cheating.

“Ofqual’s Report has highlighted the poisonous relationship between the qualifications system and the accountability regime. This is at the heart of the controversy. 

“The accountability system is not fit for purpose and places unacceptable pressure on schools. If it were fit for purpose we would not be having this debate.

“The is now a window of opportunity for the Secretary of State  to issue the long overdue consultation on school accountability and put forward his proposals for addressing the issues raised in Ofqual’s Report.”

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