HC Deb 19 May 2004 vol 421 cc1065-6W
Sir Nicholas Winterton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if he will instruct Ofsted to make positive accreditation awards to schools following Her Majesty's Inspectorate or team validation visits; [173686]

(2) what assessment he has made of (a) the level of understanding by school staff of Ofsted's use of the term "satisfactory" in its reports and (b) the term's effect on staff morale; and if he will make a statement. [173689]

Mr. Miliband

These matters are for Ofsted. HM Chief Inspector, David Bell, will write to the hon. Member and place a copy of his letter in the Library.

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