WHAT Chris Woodhead doesn't acknowledge is that he presided over a system that was often inhuman and destructive.
The angst suffered by teachers, good, bad and indifferent, was huge and has been in part responsible for the present extreme teacher shortages. There has not been a flushing out of bad teachers as Mr Woodhead would suggest. I have sen good teachers and headteachers leave the profession as they refused to go through the inspection process again.
Let's hope that his successor can understand that we are on the same side where raising standards is concerned.
St Bartholomew's CE primary school
Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire