Letters - Less of the surgical spirit: our job is to nurture
Another week, another dangerous madcap scheme from Michael Gove. Every lesson must conform to Ofsted's tripartite model - introduction, main and plenary - with no diversions.
Unfortunately, teacher training has also succumbed to the OfstedTraining and Development Agency for Schools straitjacket - students are expected to tick a narrowly defined set of competencies. Student teachers need time to think and reflect, and above all to question and challenge.
Not every school or teacher is necessarily a good role model. This is a thinly disguised attempt to reintroduce the position of Victorian pupil monitor.
Richard Knights, Liverpool.