Luckily, the education Bill unveiled in Westminster this week will not create such waves. Most of the measures, such as three-year budgets, are technical changes that have already been announced several times. It is, in fact, a typical pre-election Bill from a government anxious to show it is busy without alienating voters.
Schools tired of constant change can breathe a small sigh of relief. But, after 10 Bills in the seven years since Tony Blair was elected, is it not curious that we need any new legislation at all?