Ofsted to investigate schools focusing on moving up the leaderboard

Ofsted is to launch a major investigation into schools accused of “gaming the system” by moving out pupils who would drag down their GCSE results, the incoming chief inspector of schools will announce on Friday. Making her first keynote speech in her new role, Amanda Spielman will say it is “nothing short of a scandal” that schools are entering pupils for non-academic qualifications in order to boost their performance data, because they are under pressure to perform well in league tables. More details