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1st July 2005 at 01:00
I have just wound my jaw back up after reading the breathtaking arrogance of the letter by Sue Gedge, "Slap in the face for old timers", (TES, June 17).

Of course you should take advice from younger colleagues, in fact any colleagues who are kind enough to want to share ideas as to how to improve teaching.

To imply that it causes ill-feeling and resentment and is a waste of time reflects more on the closed mind of Ms Gedge than on the process.

I wish her a quick and painless move into retirement, presumably to Tunbridge Wells, where she can "circle her wagons" and fulminate in the splendid isolation she so clearly covets.

Roy Watson-Davis 26 Warden Road Rochester, Kent

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