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Full support for schools shake-up
AS AN alumni of John Tomsett and a highly experienced teacher, I would like to express my enthusiastic support for his forum on depoliticising education (The Press, October 29).
The best aspects of education in the past few years have been the range of qualifications for less academic students, the variety of ways in which students can be assessed and the faith given to teachers to assess their own students realistically and rigorously.
I agree that there does need to be accountability and a competitive spirit among schools to reach exceptional performance in order to retain and strengthen the respect this vocational and challenging profession deserves.
I fervently hope this voice intrudes into the self-serving conscience of Education Secretary Michael Gove.
Alison Lister, Acomb, York.