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'As Ofsted's new framework looms, teachers must demand better CPD'

All teachers should be pressing for better professional development and a greater role in curriculum development within their schools, writes Yvonne Williams

As the teaching unions’ conference season draws to a close, the call by the National Education Union to abolish Ofsted seems a legitimate way to dismantle the accountability framework that has driven the climate of fear for far too long. Sadly, systems rooted in and justified by distrust are part of a global phenomenon dominating all walks of life – though they are at their most dysfunctional in teaching. And, realistically, the inspectorate in some form is here to stay.

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