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Towards fairer inspections;Letter

I welcome Dorothy Lepkowska's article on the meeting of senior academics to discuss the inspection of initial teacher education (TES, March 27).

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

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