Head teachers refuse to work for Ofsted after Ruth Perry’s suicide

Head teachers are refusing to serve as Ofsted inspectors and teachers are calling for the regulator to be abolished.

Delegates at the National Education Union voted to run a campaign for Ofsted to be replaced in the wake of the death of Ruth Perry. The head teacher from Reading killed herself in January after an Ofsted report downgraded her school from outstanding to inadequate, according to her family.

Her sister, Julia Waters, sent a message to the union’s annual conference in Harrogate thanking the union for its support.

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