I have some questions about school development plans. Here goes:
* How did good schools become good schools and stay that way before the 1980s when school development plans first appeared?
* Did Dr Arnold have a school development plan when he took over at Rugby in 1828?
* Does the Department for Education have a development plan? If so, what has happened to it?
* Was there a development plan for the national curriculum? If so, why did it fail? If not, why not?
* How many HMI or Office for Standards in Education inspectors have written or implemented a school development plan?
* How many opted-out schools had opting out in their school development plan?
* If they are so bloody wonderful, why doesn't the Government have a national development plan, like all those highly successful Communist countries used to have?
* Did Shakespeare have a playwriting development plan?
* Did Churchill have a victory development plan?
* What's the difference between a school with a good development plan and a good school?
* What the hell is a school development plan anyway?
Phil Taylor is head of South Manchester High School