Bad teaching? Blame Ofsted
The literacy and numeracy strategies are more than ideas to improve teaching. They are an aspiration; a call to arms to every teacher, head, governor, official and politician to ensure every child's potential is achieved. If, as Ofsted says, inadequate teaching tolerated by inept management prevents this, it is a corporate failure by the whole education service, including ministers and Ofsted itself. After all, poor teaching and management are the very things a decade of inspection and reform was supposed to eradicate.