Debased, disparaged, demoralised

15th March 1996 at 00:00
The letter from G Heys criticising the outpourings of Chris Woodhead (TES, March 1) was like a breath of fresh air.

I agree with every word written and, like G Heys, I am sick to the core of the weekly Woodhead diatribes which debase, disparage and demoralise my profession.

At 46, after 20 years of teaching, I still love my job, but how I am supposed to survive another 15 years, with Woodhead's constant assault on every aspect of our skill, I do not know.

The guy needs a gag. Otherwise, he will be responsible for many excellent teachers "going over the wall" years before their time.

SUSAN PATTERSON 8 Beechwood Road Bradford

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