The school inspector calls twice

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The Independent Online
ONE MAN's meat was another man's poison, as the saying goes, when the inspectors called on one board of school governors. The schools watchdog Ofsted commented about the "inexperience" of the governors at Dogsthorpe Infants School, in Peterborough, describing the board as "poorly developed". When another team turned up at Dogsthorpe Junior School next door just a few weeks later they praised the very same board for helping the head overcome financial problems and raise standards. The two schools have separate head teachers, but share the same site and have the same governors. Yesterday Ian Buddle, chairman of the governors, said differences were a matter for Ofsted.

An Ofsted spokeswoman said both reports were very similar, and declared the affair "a storm in a teacup".