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How to win staff

The Office for Standards in Education may not yet have resorted to cyber piracy (its own www.ofsted.org.uk and www.ofsted.co.uk addresses redirect to a health and beauty site), but word reaches the Diary that it is having startling success in recruiting inspectors from the outgoing Further Education Funding Council.

Ofsted, which is taking over post-1 inspections, and the new Adult Learning Inspectorate, have both been pitching for inspectors from the old body. The secret of Ofsted's success? The inspectorate insists that it is the attractions of the job that are the key, but our mole heard more talk about the free mobile phone on offer to every recruit.

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