Tough targets

1st November 2002 at 00:00
ON hearing the news of Estelle Morris's resignation, the feeling of disappointment hangs over me. She says that she is "good, but not good enough".

How common is that feeling throughout the teaching profession with unrealistic targets, teachers leaving the profession through increasing workload and pressures, and more and more new initiatives and legislation being introduced?

What a shame that a woman, whose career had escalated to such heights, felt she had to resign because she was unable to achieve unattainable expectations. This so represents the teaching profession.

Hazel Wheatley

Head, Normanby-by-Spital primary


Market Rasen


Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers

Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today