School hires proof reader to check teachers' mistakes

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 15:40 hrs

London, Nov 21 (IANS) A secondary school in Britain plans to recruit a proof reader to check for mistakes in its own teachers' reports.

Northgate High School in Ipswich, Suffolk, posted an advert for the position on its website, saying responsibilities would include correcting "spelling mistakes, poor or missing punctuation, incorrect capitalisation" and improving "poor grammar".

Headteacher David Hutton said: "Our examination results year on year demonstrate that Northgate employs very high−calibre teaching staff.

"Making a final quality check prior to publication merely indicates the high level of professionalism we strive to achieve."

The job advert advises the post holder "will check and amend the electronic reports to ensure that they are well−written and complete before being released to parents", the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.

The part−time job will also include helping staff whose reports need "extensive correcting by giving them feedback on their report writing and tactfully suggesting strategies to help them improve".

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