Wragg commits the same sin of which he has accused chief inspector Chris Woodhead - that is, of extrapolation to the whole of the process from just a few examples. Inspectors may be a lot of things but a "prat" is unlikely to be one of them, just as there are unlikely to be "15,000 failing teachers".
The comment, "Wait until some traditionalist is given a grade 7 by a trendy inspector for spending too much time on spelling", is flawed on several counts and leads one to assume that either he fails to understand the inspection process or that a cheap laugh is worth the abandonment of objectivity.
I am a great fan of Professor Wragg but I would not wish to see the force of his view demeaned by inaccurate and biased comment. Leave that to the politicians!
S W Hannath Headteacher (and OFSTED team inspector) St. Bartholomew's Church of England school Wootton Bassett Swindon Wiltshire