A wrong turn

1st January 2010 at 00:00

Christine Gilbert is correct to point out that "Ofsted inspections have never stood still" ("School inspections have no secret agenda", December 1825). The newly introduced framework is no exception to that rule. The switch to this more punitive, exam-fixated regime certainly constitutes movement - unfortunately, in the wrong direction.

Professor Colin Richards Spark Bridge, Cumbria.

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