However, the statement in the last paragraph is incorrect. A spokeswoman from the Office for Standards in Education claimed that I declined an invitation to join a working group with members of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals, to discuss these issues. I received no such invitation.
I remain hopeful that the recommendations published following the meeting will be considered by the working group in their efforts to establish a more effective and fair system of inspection.
Peter Mortimore Director, Institute of Education University of London