Chance of reform has to be seized
Unfortunately, it would appear that he will be able to rant from the sidelines, like that other demagogue, a previous prime minister.
Despite the current rancour, the rapid development of self-monitoring structures in schools, the shred will to improve, and the understanding that castigation debases the human spirit, all suggest something better can emerge.
The timing of the National Association of Headteachers' proposals for a new form of schools' inspection could not be better. Reform is necessary. Let us hope that ministers seize this opportunity.
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