The school has enjoyed similar attention before. There was a period during the 1980s when Pat Pearce was headteacher when national and local education and civic leaders visited the school and praised its achievements with disadvantaged children. In a recent letter to Mrs Pearce, the current head, Sue Pearson, has said "the changes which I made were changes to my own previous practice, as I stated at the press conference". This clarification has received attention in our local press but I thought that we should make the important point to a wider audience.
DAVID CRACKNELL, Group director, Education Services, Cheshire County Council