I welcome the proposed changes to the regulations dealing with poorly performing teachers ("Job applicants' appraisals are opened up to heads," 27 May).
As a teacher who works hard to ensure all my lessons help students progress and achieve their potential, I am angered by the fact that there are teachers who either will not or cannot improve their teaching.
A struggling teacher, of course, needs help, support and training. But if this does not improve standards I cannot accept that whole classes of students should be left to flounder, especially in exam years.
The fact remains that however nice a poor teacher may be, nobody would want their child to be taught by one.
It is our job to help students reach their potential, and if a teacher is unable to help students progress they can do serious damage to their education.
Hannele Lyttle, Redbridge, London.