I AM sure all head teachers will be disgusted with the leader of the council for being so contemptuous of the efforts and achievements of their respective schools.
For Clr Light to assert that “education in the district was failing to make the grade” (Examiner November 22) is untrue and a slap in the face to all the dedicated and hard-working staff in our schools.
We would, I am sure, all like the results to be better. But in terms of value-added (ie the amount and level of learning achieved) Kirklees schools have much to feel proud about.
Clr Light is totally wrong and should get off his political hobbyhorse and show some real leadership to help our schools to become even better, rather than condemning them in this crude and irresponsible manner.
Clr John Smithson
Governor Almondbury High School