Thursday 11 June 1998

Tough Teaching


Our very great friend and colleague, Andrew Houghton, who teaches at Kingdown School, Warminster, has a letter in today's Independent newspaper, in reply to a letter about education by Anne Simon.

He writes:

"I was very saddened by Anne Simon's letter (Your views, Education+, June 4) but I have to admire her passion for teaching in the face of real difficulties. I, too, have taught for 25 years - but under three head teachers who fought for higher standards, smaller classes, and better discipline. Yes, teaching can be tough - but don't overstate the case! Andrew Houghton, Warminster, Wiltshire."