Points of view

14th October 2005 at 01:00
We were surprised to read the criticisms of the independent-state partnership programme by Andrew Boggis, chairman designate of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference ("Head slams 'policy of distraction'", TES, September, 23).

In Southwark, six state and three independent secondaries have for some time been working together to provide professional development for teachers, undertake joint projects involving staff and students, and run conferences for them. We are now planning a collaborative music workshop and concert.

We should be delighted if Mr Boggis would visit our successful partnership.

Irene Bishop Headteacher St Saviour's St Olave's School Marion Gibbs Headmistress, James Allen's Girls' School (Joint directors of Southwark Schools' Learning Partnership)

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

Comments

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