Mark Hendrick (Preston, Labour)
The figures show that the decision is reversed in some 10% of cases—I think it is 60 from more than 600 cases—in which a child has asked to be reinstated. That shows that 90% of decisions made by head teachers are upheld in the existing system, so it is not a thing that prevails a great deal. We are talking about 60 cases. What is the point of creating a watchdog that does not have any teeth?