Plans to revive the 70's children’s TV show "Play School" have been scrapped after it failed an inspection carried out by the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (OFSTED).
The show had been a hugely popular part of children's education but had grown stale with age and been replaced by newer establishments such as the Tikkabilla Academy. Play School was on the Government's School Refurbishment Plan and, after an expensive refit of Brian Cant and Floella Benjamin, it was ready to reopen to a new generation of children. Unfortunately, the OFSTED report put a quick stop to that.
The school intake was still limited to the same 5 pupils who have been there for years. This highlighted that no progress had been made in educational standards and Little Ted was unable to hold even a simple conversation. One of the inspectors said, "We asked him what his name was, who his friends were and what lessons he liked. He just sat there and stared at us blankly. To be frank, he was only slightly more responsive than Tony Blair at the Leveson enquiry."
There was no consistency in teaching with different people turning up each day. None of the teachers (or presenters as they preferred to be called) had passed a CRB check. The report commented "let's be honest, you just have to look at Fred Harris' beard and you instantly think Peedo."
Finally, the report was highly critical of it's inclusiveness to the less able bodied in society as it stated, "the lack of disabled access was concerning with everyone being made to go out through one of the windows."