Cold comfort

So Prince Charles has "ordered an inquiry" into teacher training. That this is to be led by John Sabben-Clare, formerly of Winchester college, assisted by such well-known researchers as Melanie Phillips and Chris Woodhead is cause for reassurance. Next time the Prince's central heating goes on the blink no doubt he'll call in a florist or a social worker.

Philip Garner

Professor of education Nottingham Trent university

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