Let our head teachers get on with their job – by Edward Leigh MP

portrait-edwardleigh6Once again, the National Curriculum is to be changed, according to a review by Sir Jim Rose, the former head of inspections at Ofsted.


Why can our political masters not learn an essential truth? You can’t micro-manage education from the centre.

Head teachers just need to be given the power to organise their own curriculum, hire and fire their own staff and admit and exclude their own pupils – as their professional judgment informs them.

Parent power will then ensure that schools prosper, as happens in the independent sector.

The very idea, of course, of giving people that much freedom is anathema to this Government.


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