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LAY SCHOOL INSPECTORS WILL BE INADEQUATELY TRAINED, SAY UNIONS

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Lay school inspectors will be qualified to assess schools after just five days training, the chief inspector for Wa...
Lay school inspectors will be qualified to assess schools after just five days training, the chief inspector for Wales Roy James said yesterday, the Western Mail reports (p5).

In his first detailed statement about the privatisation of HM Inspectorate of Schools, Mr James said nominated lay inspectors will have to complete a five day course before they can join an inspection team.

But teachers' unions claim the training will be inadequate and that a badly researched report by inexperienced team members could destroy a school.
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