Heads 'failing' bright

20th November 2009 at 00:00

A headteacher launched an attack on her fellow school leaders on Wednesday over their failure to cater for the brightest pupils. Liz Allen, head of Newstead Wood School for Girls in Kent, said there was a "huge reluctance" among heads to focus attention on their top pupils. Many were too focused on getting average pupils up from D to C grades, which would boost their league- table scores, she suggested, speaking ahead of the Girls' Schools Association annual conference in Harrogate.

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