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Ruth Perry: Ofsted inspection likely contributed to death of headteacher, coroner says

An Ofsted inspection likely contributed to the death of headteacher Ruth Perry, a coroner has concluded.

Ms Perrys family say she took her own life in January after Caversham Primary School in Reading, Berkshire, went from "outstanding" - the highest rating - to "inadequate" due to safeguarding concerns.

Staff at the school said the headteacher was left tearful and incoherent following the inspection on 15 and 16 November last year.

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