We favour positive approach

19th May 2000 at 01:00
AS a lay inspector, I am confused by the hostility shown by the teaching profession toward the inspection process and inspectors in letters (TES, May 5).

It has been my experience that registered inspectors take a helpful and sympathetic attitude, looing to find strengths rather than weaknesses. The usual exhortation is that reports should show "the glass half full rather than half empty".

Perhaps my encounters are unusual?

Michael J McCarthy

34 Hayes Way

Beckenham, Kent

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today