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Classroom essentials

* Professor Chris Woodhead's students are to enjoy a course based on classroom essentials (TES, February 25). Training teachers in universities is seen as inappropriate and inefficient, with the exception of termly, three-day residential intensive coaching in the subjects they will have to teach. If the medical profession had adopted such an approach, would current practitioners still be treating us with leeches?

AA Mills

24 Valley Gardens

Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees

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