Points of view

15th April 2005 at 01:00
So Ruth Kelly re-affirms the Government's intention to create a genuinely comprehensive education system for all ("Kelly's vision for comprehensives", TES, April 1). Splendid - no doubt there is a similar commitment to motherhood and apple pie.

But we need action now. Ministers should sit down with local authorities where children still take the 11-plus and work out a programme for reform.

It would be good to start with Kent. Far too many 11-year-olds are denied equality of opportunity in that county and enter secondary schools tagged as failures.

John Coe National Association for Primary Education Moulton College Northampton

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now