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OFSTED - WOODHEAD UNDER ATTACK

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Giving Chris Woodhead responsibility for local education authority inspections was like putting King Herod in charg...
Giving Chris Woodhead responsibility for local education authority inspections was like putting King Herod in charge of children's services, National Youth Agency chief executive Tom Wylie told delegates to the Society of Education Officers annual conference in Loughborough.

He said: 'I am surprised local authorities have allowed Ofsted to get away with the kind of attitude it is adopting vis a vis local authority provision. I simply don't believe the methodology is robust enough.'

Ofsted's Improving city schools report made no mention of councils, Mr Wylie said. 'You have, in short, been written out of the script for the improvement of city schools.'

Making Chris Woodhead with his 'known views on local authorities' chief inspector was like asking 'King Herod to draw up a childrenÕs services plan'.
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