This is one register I won't be taking

7th October 2011 at 01:00

We are preparing for the new Ofsted judgments and are working to this list:

Gender? Check.

Ethnic minority? Check.

Gypsy, Roma, Traveller? Check.

Academically able? Check.

Low income? Check.

Disabled, looked after, vulnerable? Check.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender? Come again?

I hope Ofsted finds a way of identifying this group because I can't.

And regarding your article "Leaving before the final bell in a bid to protect pensions" (30 September) - yes, I will be retiring early, and yes, it is due to the pension reforms.

John Pearce, Deputy head, Liverpool.

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