Silly seasoning

23rd August 1996 at 01:00
I saw only two newspapers on holiday in the first half of August. In the first, the Prime Minister blamed Britain's poor Olympic performance on schools. In the second, I read that Group 4 is to oversee the inspection of nursery schools.

August, it seems, has comfortably retained its reputation as the silly season for the media. Or could these stories really be true?

JOHN DUNFORD

President

Secondary Heads Association

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