Mike has have been in education all of his life, in teaching and pastorally. Since retirement he has been a governor at the local comprehensive, a coach and a supply teacher. He argues here that the successes of Secondary Moderns shouldn't be overlooked.
Poor old John Prescott, who didn’t get his bicycle when he failed to get into the grammar school. So at the tender age of 11, he was already a “failure”. (Judging by the state of the railways, maybe they were right.)
Today many Conservatives want
to bring back the grammar school system and David Cameron doesn’t.
There aren’t that many votes from the mothers and fathers of “failures”.