Lost Ofsted

6th February 2004 at 00:00
The situation of a newly-qualified teacher unable to complete her qualification in a non-state nursery (TES, January 23) is not the only anomaly regarding qualifications and practitioners.

The Office for Standards in Education is to close a successful, well-run "Before and After" club, not because it is unsatisfactory, but because the organisers are unqualified and must be replaced by qualified people.

Ideally, staff should be qualified, but qualified staff are hard to find.

When queried regarding the employment entitlement for the current staff, Ofsted has no solution - it only makes the rules.

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