If you have any doubts that you can't do as well as schools. If you worry you might be failing your child. Then read this on the TES forum boards:
"Talking about Ofsted - I've worked in schools where appalling behaved children who were supposed to be excluded were allowed to remain in school for a few days longer.....and then conveniently 'excluded' for those days Ofsted was in, lol. And other pupils were rounded up the day before Ofsted, pounced upon for teeny, weeny offenses and immediately excluded because SMT feared they would 'let the school down'. Hysterical. Do they think the Inspectors believed that all our classes only had about 14 kids in them?"
Tales of teachers being asked to lie to OFSTED inspectors....relief teachers brought in during inspections to substitute for the weaker teachers...troublesome students being bused out on trips during OFSTED inspections...students even being bribed to be absent during inspections!
It all goes to show that even in the high-achieving schools - particularly in the high-achieving schools - all is not what it seems. Lies, deceit, backhanders, bullying. And that's just the staff. All to make a school look good and pass inspections.
Can you do better? Hell yes!
If this is education in our country, you sure-as-hell can't do any worse.