On corporal punishment, I note Ferris Lindsay's manipulation of child protection laws to do what suits him ("Thwack to the future", TES Magazine, November 20).
I attended a primary school that used corporal punishment. Education began for me aged 11, when I started at a comprehensive that put discipline in its place. As a teacher myself, I have never lamented the end of corporal punishment. Schools are better and safer places without it.
Anita Howard, Supply teacher (address supplied).