Rewrite life history of Woodhead

8th April 2005 at 01:00
Continuing the virtual theme, the web-based encyclopedia Wikipedia is, by some distance, the largest encyclopedia in the world, boasting 510,000 articles and 135 million words in its English edition.

It is not however fully comprehensive. Its entry on "English educators" includes just three names: the great headmaster Thomas Arnold, the late Jack Longland, former chief education officer in Derbyshire... and the former chief inspector of schools Chris Woodhead, who receives by far the lengthiest entry.

The peculiarity of Wikipedia is that any reader can edit old entries or create new ones. To get to work correcting Woodhead's record, type "Category:English_educators" into Wikipedia's search box.

Email us

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