Test of the climate not of teaching

23rd July 1999 at 01:00
The reception of the primary review has concentrated on the impressive work done by teachers.

Yes, schools continue to improve, but the change from one fifth of maths and English lessons being rated unsatisfactory to one twentieth tells us more about OFSTED and the political climate than about what happens in classrooms.

Alan H Cousins

Vice-chair NATFHE higher education committee

3 Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall

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