Arrested development

14th June 2013 at 01:00

As a Scot working in the English system, I have always been proud of the great Scottish tradition of exporting ideas and significant men and women to the far ends of the Earth. However, Michael Gove now causes me to seek forgiveness for my fellow Scot's abject failure as England's education secretary to understand or listen to what our children need. To quote from Ernest Hemingway (pictured, right): "I misjudged you ... You're not a moron. You're only a case of arrested development". It might seem like a cheap insult but it helps to remove some of the guilt.

Jim Tague, Lesmahagow, Scotland.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now