Ofsted has been accused of a “lack of consistency” on handwriting after academics claimed it has affected inspection results in some schools.
The chair of the National Handwriting Association, Angela Webb, says headteachers have reported poor handwriting affecting their Ofsted grade.
But analysis by Schools Week using Watchsted, a website that extracts words from Ofsted reports, shows that at least eight primary schools that were criticised for pupils’ handwriting in the past two years were still rated as outstanding overall.
Ms Webb told Schools Week: “I think there may be no consistency in Ofsted practice in this respect.
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