Subject was not so elementary to Holmes

7th October 2011 at 01:00

All of us in education, including Chris Woodhead, would benefit from the modesty and perspicacity of Edmond Holmes, an earlier chief inspector, who said a century ago: "I recognise no final authority in pedagogy, a sphere of human labour in which the light is as darkness and we are seekers still" ("I did my best. I'm not brooding about failure", 30 September).

Professor Colin Richards, Spark Bridge, Cumbria.

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