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Instruments are ‘out of tune’

by Helen Saxbee

SCHOOL HEADS and governors face “overbearing bureaucracy”, the Bishop of Bradford, the Rt Revd David James, told the House of Lords on Friday.

Speaking in the Schools Statutory Instruments Report take-note mo­tion, Bishop James said: “Head teachers especially suffer from in­strument overload. There have been 1596 of them since 1997, and head teachers are expected to know them all.” He was told anecdotally, he said, that they take up more than twice the amount of ...

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