Its logical conclusion is that one good teacher (perhaps Mr Hudson?), plus an Office for Standards in Education megaphone, could teach an entire school single-handed.
Oversized classes begin when numbers prevent an adequate education for all pupils, and teachers know them to be endemic. In a democracy, force of argument is the only legitimate force.
Regarding oversized classes, it should be deployed with neither let-up nor let-out. Who is not against them is for them.
DR COLIN BUTLER Senior English master Borden grammar school Avenue of Remembrance Sittingbourne Kent.