17th March 2000 at 00:00
RESEARCHERS from London's Imperial College and St Thomas' Hospital state that transferring to secondary school is "a well-recognised stress requiring both physical and psychological adaptation" (TES, March 3). Action for ME ( welcomes this report because there has been so little research on this subject to date. We are keen to work with authorities, schools, children and their families to tackle these concerns.

Chris Clark

Chief executive

Action fr ME and Chronic Fatigue

4 Dean's Court

St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4

I AM just beginning to get my head round success criteria and targets when I discover that the game has changed. Appraisal has gone, and has become performance management, and it would appear that for performance management staff and heads have to produce good old objectives.

J Cornall


St Mary's Bluecoat school

Lodge Lane

Bridgnorth, Shropshire

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