Too toothsome

18th April 2003 at 01:00
Why no Lord Woodhead? Nearly three years after the former chief inspector of schools noisily resigned, he must be wondering when his reward for all his Labour bashing will come from the Conservative opposition.

Word among senior Tories, however, is that, when the question of ennoblement was being pressed by Woodhead fans under former leader William Hague, it was rejected. The prospect of Lord W shooting his mouth off in the upper chamber promised to make political life impossible for any Conservative education spokesman in the Commons.

While Woodhead will surely eventually get his lordship, he may have to wait until he is sufficiently toothless and dribbling to pose no threat to the careers of the Tory front bench.

Email us:

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