A serious lesson

6th July 2001 at 01:00
The Mirror

Nothing excuses a headteacher who cheats on behalf of her pupils. Helen Quick threatened their futures as surely as she destroyed her own. But her scandalous attempt to fiddle their results shows what pressure schools are now under. The scandal should not be allowed to rest with the end of her career. It must force the government to look again at its obsession with school league tables. They are a ridiculously crude tool by which to judge our children's education.

Leader, June 29

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today