On curriculum, he appears to grumble that the Government has concentrated efforts on primary schools while neglecting its stated intention to develop post-14 structures, yet he warns that "governments usually make mistakes when they try to legislate on too many issues at once".
He wants the Government to give up "annual appraisal linked to pay" and to create "a new career structure that rewards the best teachers very well".
However, Mr Dunford does not explain how to identify the "best teachers" or how their performance should be monitored.
Time for a switch, surely, to less negative responses.
B A WAINEWRIGHT
Pinner, MiddlesexReuse content