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People who have not qualified as teachers to run schools

* If, as the Association of School and College Leaders proposes, the title "headteacher" should be replaced by "principal" to allow people who have not qualified as teachers to run schools ("Heads need another name", TES, July 14) shouldn't the British Medical Association replace the title "surgeon" with "master butcher" to allow people who have not qualified as doctors to lead operating teams?

Professor Colin Richards

1 Bobbin Mill

Spark Bridge, Cumbria

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