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No fence means special measures?

No fence means special measures?

 

An outstanding school was put into special measures because it did not have a fence, headteachers have said as they attacked Ofsted over their “whimsical” attitude to school safety.

Delegates at the National Association of Headteachers annual conference in Shropshire unanimously passed a motion to “deplore” a spate of recent instances where inspectors had made “inconsistent” judgements on safeguarding measures.

In some cases, this resulted in inspectors “automatically failing” schools on safeguarding, occasionally over spurious reasons, teachers heard. 

Michael Brookes, a delegate from Cumbria told how an outstanding school was put into special measures because it did not have a fence.

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