Letter: No nostalgia for corporal punishment

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Sir: There is one potent aid to discipline which I have not yet seen mentioned and that is sarcasm. My schooldays are in the distant past but I still remember the effectiveness of those teachers who employed this method of discipline. One felt flayed and did not willingly invite a second dose.

I also remember that the teachers that employed it were liked and respected and popular. One of them later became Principal of Holloway prison.

Yours faithfully

ALISON LEAKEY

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

5 January

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