Ticked off by tick-box culture

3rd August 2012 at 01:00

Come on Gove and Wilshaw, surely your game is up. You have a standards system to grade schools based purely on judgements being operationalised and led by fakes. Doesn't that make your system flawed? Perhaps we can reintroduce a system to train and support teachers to understand teaching and learning and encourage them to go outside the one- dimensional tick box for delivery and accountability mentality that your bullying control has instilled in our schools. Surely it is time to move yourself and your acolytes to another ministry?

Bill Boyle, School of Education, University of Manchester.

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