It probably comes as no great surprise to learn that the Conservative Party’s recent proposals to ‘strengthen’ Ofsted inspections by increasing the length of a standard inspection from two to three days, and to introduce ‘snap’ no-notice inspections, have been met with universal condemnation from headteachers and teaching unions. The proposals have been called ‘draconian’ and concerns have been raised that the move would be potentially damaging, meaning that a school’s focus would be on inspections rather than teaching. The…