Editor's blog: Uselessness is everywhere

The Ofsted head's assertion that bad teachers are inevitable may be shocking, but you can't avoid incompetence.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

The outgoing head of Ofsted, Zenna Atkins, has given an interview which has really succeeded in pushing the outrage button nationwide. The implication of what she said appears to be that we should simply accept that useless teachers exist in schools and they can even be of benefit to children who learn the vital social skill of how to deal with ineptitude by being taught by the incompetent... [CONTINUES]

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