In The Press » Mar 27th 2012 - We have had faith schools for ages - it is how education began
Letter to The Editor,
We have had faith schools for ages - it is how education began. In Britain, monks and priests taught small classes in the classics and in religion. All we have done since is to first make this more widely available, and, second, make school compulsory with a broader curriculum. Let faith schools alone.
That is not the same as Academies. I was a secondary school teacher for 39 years, mostly in the state system, where the Local Education Authority ran the schools and each school organised itself within the LEA framework. That meant head and staff consulting and working together. That system worked.
Correct me if I am wrong but Academies are run by a Board of Governors, mainly lay people, who decide the system without consulting the staff. I'm glad I got out before that happened to me - it's one of the reasons I moved to the Independent sector, so that I could get on with my job without interference.
Derek Clark UKIP MEP for Northamptonshire
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