* It is interesting to note the high targets expected of newly-qualified teachers. At a General Teaching Council for England disciplinary hearing ("The worst teacher I have ever seen", TES, February 4), a failing, established teacher was described as giving "lessons which were even below the standards of an NQT". Shouldn't that be "below the minimum standards required from an NQT"? Or is our teaching really that bad?
Bill Boyer NQT, 8 Juniper WayTilehurst, Reading, Berkshire