You can't be serious

28th September 2012 at 01:00

I'm writing in response to "Keep Out! No parents allowed" (What keeps me awake at night, 21 September).

It's fairly obvious, given the fact that pupils who attend secondary school don't generally need anyone to tie their laces, listen to their reading, deal with glue and mop up tears, why parents aren't welcomed into secondary schools in the same way they were at primary. Come up with sensible reasons for including them and I might listen.

Secondary school teacher, Preston.

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