24 Jun '14

News The headteachers paying the price of 'failure'

As figures are revealed for the removal of school leaders in Kent, does it show a worrying national trend?Stephen Lewis still cannot believe how he has come to be sitting at home, without a job, with his reputation in tatters. When Ofsted came last year to visit the school where he was headteacher it was supposed to have been a routine inspection. No one not the staff, governors, parents or local authority had expressed any concerns about standards at the secondary school and another "good with outstanding features" judgment was expected.But instead, the school failed the inspection and was put into special measures. Lewis was forced out of his job. Continue reading...

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