Give governors a break

27th September 2013 at 01:00

Ed Dorrell thinks that "perhaps we should welcome meddling politicians, governing bodies and right-wing newspapers blathering on about teaching" ("Behind closed doors, only teachers know what works", Editorial, 13 September). As a chair of governors, I don't know which I object to most: being described as meddling and as blathering on about teaching or being bracketed with politicians and right-wing newspapers. If TES really believes that is what governing bodies do, perhaps it can explain in a longer article. If it was an unfortunate typo then maybe an apology to governors is in order.

Dennis Jenner, East London.

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,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today