Isle of Wight ‘inbreds’ boss quits Ofsted
THE chairman of education watchdog Ofsted has quit after causing controversy by branding the Isle of Wight a “ghetto” where there was “inbreeding”.
David Hoare said he’d informed Education Secretary Justine Greening that he was resigning immediately.
Mr Hoare ( above) was widely criticised after being caught on tape at a teaching conference making disparaging remarks about the Isle of Wight.
“Most people go there for sailing for two weeks a year. There’s a sailing club that’s one of the best in the world, where there’s champagne,” he said in the recording, obtained by the Times Education Supplement.
“But just within inches, there are people who live in a ghetto ... They think of it as holiday land. But it is shocking. It’s a ghetto; there’s been inbreeding.”
He later issued an apology after his comments were reported, and also made a phone call to the leader of Isle of Wight Council to make a personal apology. A MALE rhinoceros beetle can lift 850 times its own body weight.