"I am merely seeking to add to the teachers' armoury one more sanction that they may use"
James Pawsey, Tory backbench education committee chairman
"I do not believe misbehaviour should ever be matched by deliberate violence on the part of the teacher"
Lady Olga Maitland
"It is not for the chief inspector to play the role of Ezekiel"
Professor Maurice Kogan who said politicians, not Chris Woodhead, should judge local education authorities