Ofsted fails to ease stress

23rd June 2006 at 01:00
In your article "Day the inspector cried" (TES, June 9), an HMI states that inspecting schools is the best training you could have for becoming a headteacher. After the concerns expressed about the current inspection system, is it not also the case, that being headteacher (of a challenging school) should be compulsory training for HMIs?

Robin Taverner

210 Berechurch Hall Road,

Colchester, Essex

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