Independents' anger

27th December 2007 at 00:00
Government plans to inspect private schools as often as state schools have angered independent school headteachers. Under the plans, Ofsted would inspect them every three years with less than a week's notice, in comparison with the existing Independent Schools Inspectorate, which visits them once every six years and gives up to a year's notice. Bernard Trafford, president of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, said: "I don't see why we should be brought in line."

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