Education Reforms

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th June 1993.

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Photo of Mr John Patten Mr John Patten , Oxford West and Abingdon 12:00 am, 15th June 1993

That was a laundry list of complaints. With regard to the consultation document, the hon. Lady has overlooked entirely that we wish to bring into the profession a greater diversity of people from a wider range of backgrounds, including parents, who have experience in dealing with and educating young children. Many parents who wish to help with the teaching of five to seven-year-olds have good-quality A-levels and much experience in bringing up children. It is exactly such people that we want to bring into primary teaching.