The Times (full page article on page 3 yesterday) has a new report on St Benedict's School. The online version is stuck behind the Times paywall, but the BBC has taken up the story, and their version can be seen here.
There are two parts to the story. The first is that the Independent Schools Inspectorate has issued an unprecedentedly critical report about the school. I've read the report and so can you.
The other part of the story concerns the fact that the school has decided to set up an Inquiry! Well I never!
And it is to be chaired by a Lord - Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, one of the country's most prominent (and expensive) barristers, and the government's independent reviewer of terrorism laws. Goodness only knows what his daily fees will be, and quite what is his expertise with respect to safeguarding practice in independent schools is a complete mystery.
And of course, in order to ensure that he conducts a thorough review, it is quite obvious that he will not be able to report until after the Pope has been and gone. How convenient!