Vocational training promotes potential;Letter
These youngsters would clearly have benefited from the alternative offered by Barking and Dagenham and now proposed by Chris Woodhead, the chief inspector of schools.
I have always been very proud of the Dutch school system which caters for different capabilities by offering different types of secondary schooling and (usually) ensures that each child can reach hisher potential, without any stigma being attached to the more vocationally educated youngster.
21 Drovers Rise
East Riding of Yorkshire