There has never been a better time to argue back

Michael Gove is absolutely right when he says that "in the months and years to come, the best curricula will be developed and refined in schools across the country by teachers, for teachers". In light of this statement, can we assume that the new national curriculum, which has been consulted upon at great cost, will reflect the majority opinion of the teachers who have responded? If it does, then there will never have been a better time to be a teacher - apart from, of course, before the Education Reform Act 1988 when we teachers refined and developed curricula to address the needs of children all on our own.

Ian Fenn, Headteacher, Burnage Media Arts College, Manchester.

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