We all want to see the back of bad teachers

19th November 2010 at 00:00

If NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby believes that teachers who are deemed incompetent should be fired within eight weeks, the same must equally apply to any of his headteacher members in the same situation.

While in percentage terms incompetent headteachers are probably no more prevalent than incompetent teachers, they should be dealt with swiftly as the damage they do can far outweigh that of an incompetent teacher.

Eric Skyte, Ashtead, Surrey.

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