The head who signed that document should resign. Led by a government that seeks a 15 per cent failure rate, knowing this "aspiration" means one in five kids will leave school illiterate, he is not exceptional. He is just one of thousands who go through the motions of teaching. These people spoil the efforts of those in the profession who actually care about young people.
Mr Headmaster and your ilk, I urge you to seek a career change. Or take sick leave. Or just sit, do nothing, and let those more able get on with their work. Please, please, please, stop turning children into rejects.
104 Cliffe Avenue
Shipley, West Yorkshire