This blog signs off for two weeks as I go off on family holiday.
A nice leaving meeting was with the excellent Jim Knight, the Schools Minister, who called me in to talk about parents as consumers. They are overhauling the complaints system as a direct result of my past lobbying and they are now looking at parents and governance (go to Scotland, I said). I am a member of something called the National Council on Educational Excellence and we were talking about engaging parents. He left me with a parting gift for my daughter, who has had her SATS results – a handwritten note “I hear you are working really hard! Keep it up, Jim”