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PROFILE OF SCHOOLS' CHIEF INSPECTOR

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Chris Woodhead, Chief inspector of Schools, who has said there are 15,000 incompetent teachers, `believes firmly' t...
Chris Woodhead, Chief inspector of Schools, who has said there are 15,000 incompetent teachers, `believes firmly' there is no difficulty in sacking those who are incompetent, and calls for greater care in weeding out unsuitable student teachers, reported Linda Lee-Potter in the Daily Mail (10 Feb. p29).

Mr Woodhead has been consistently criticised for not being independent of the government but insists such claims are `rubbish' and says it is vital all bright children have access to a demanding academic education, while we widen our concept of education so talents other than academic ones are developed, the daily mail reports.
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