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CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS PREPARED TO 'WILL THE ENDS, BUT WON'T WILL THE MEANS'

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David Hart, general secretary NAHT comments on Ofsted's Report on Literacy and Numeracy in Primary Schools* as foll...
David Hart, general secretary NAHT comments on Ofsted's Report on Literacy and Numeracy in Primary Schools* as follows: 'Ofsted makes it clear that there are resource demands on primary schools, particularly in the areas of training and development and guaranteed non-contact time for thousands and thousands of primary teachers. It is therefore, deeply disappointing that the chief inspector is perfectly prepared to 'will the ends, but won't will the means.' He has pulled his punches and appears unwilling to challenge the government to do what he knows has to be done, which is to end the long-standing funding discrimination against primary schools.

'The government does not stand a 'cat in hell's chance' of delivering its broad and balanced primary strategy for all schools, let alone meet its targets for achievement by 11-year olds, unless it starts investing properly in primary education.'

* See LGCnet.
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