Hand-in-hand to the future

2nd February 2001 at 00:00
Congratulations to the Fieldings on becoming Britain's first job-sharing husband and wife heads in the maintained sector (TES, January 19 ).

A truly co-educational system needs co-educational heads. In their school the most senior role models are right for both genders. Furthermore, their own children benefit from having both a mum an a dad who are at home for much of the time.

Job-sharing should become a common culture in order to save workers from gross overwork, to benefit organisations by a less stressed work-force, and to open the path to gender-neutral pay and responsibility.

John D Anderson

1 Gillbeck Close

Baildon, West Yorkshire

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