Sadly, the morale-boosting effect was punctured somewhat by the snide comments attributed to Graham Lane on the front page. His suggestion that Michael Portillo was just there to get his face in the paper may just be a tad off-targt - apparently he is already quite famous.
Michael Portillo was actually there at our invitation as a local MP. It's a pity that the most senior national figure in local government-run education can't resist cheap point-scoring rather than congratulating one of the few LEAs that are up to the job.
Leader of the council
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The Town Hall
Kensington, London W8