NATIONWIDE Ofsted, the schools inspectorate, are daily deeming more and more schools “inadequate”.

Regularly the reasons being “insufficient teaching of a high enough quality”, sadly the casualties always being the children.

Do the teachers’ unions admit culpability? Not a chance. The sun will rise in the west before that occurred.

One wonders if some of them know the true meaning of competence and responsibility.

Peter Rickaby, West Park, Selby