We have recently been OFTED-ed at the play school where i am a committee member and trustee. The worthy, rather serious inspector lady made some observations and recommendations. She firstly observed that the toys in our school were not representative of the community. Apparently there was only one black doll. She suggested that we were giving an impression of a single (i.e.) white cultural model and environment. Well damnit - this is a Cotswol;d village not Hayes or Brixton. She suggested (as in "or else") we should purchase several toys, and provided lists of stockists, to remedy this situation. I kid you not, these were to include a black disabled child and a female police or fire figthing doll. There are two "black" families in the village - a 100% increase since I last ranted. However one of these families is a mixed marriage so probably the wife is seen as a race-traitor. Both are A1 type families, one being African royalty. I do not think she would like an interview with either of the womenfolk in these families. Their response to the toy suggestion I can only imagine but "put", "up" and "your arrse" are likely to have featured in the dialogue. If I had read this in the Daily Mail I think I would have taken it as a piece of journalistic invention or at least with a wee pinch of salt. However I read it in an OFTSED report by an apparently sane and frighteningly powerful person. Now then, where was that emigration pull-out from the papers?