Hit was amiss

4th December 2009 at 00:00

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).

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