Thanks for the memory
How times change. Writing in today's TES (Friday magazine, p7), the current chief inspector David Bell fondly remembers an inspirational class he taught as a deputy head 18 years ago. And, as our news story shows (p6), his pupils remember him with equal warmth. These different attitudes may simply reflect Mr Bell's experience as a primary teacher and the advantage of teaching the same class for a year or more. But it also shows the new head of the Office for Standards in Education is a passionate teacher who knows how to connect with children. Progress indeed.