What primary teachers need now is not more mud slung from whatever source but a clear view of what methods are most effective in what contexts. If we are to look across the Channel and to the Far East for (apparently) more effective teaching we need to know whether, for example, those teachers have the same pastoral responsibilities, are effective with mixed-age classes, have a very broad curriculum to teach, work longer hours with bigger classes or have the same obligations to report, record and consult as in this country.
In the same issue you request ideas for the new Primary Pre School pages of your paper. Why not include regular international contributions which will help us to evaluate and compare?
Christ Church primary school