I am an ex-headteacher of a York comprehensive (faith), have worked as an Ofsted inspector and am presently a school improvement partner and have been a governor of two primaries.
I wrote a book supporting state schools; 'State schools since the 1950s the good news'. I have also written occasional articles for the Times Educational Supplement.
I support the LSN because I fear there is a deliberate
intention on the part of the coalition government to break up local authorities and this will have a detrimental effect on the most disadvantaged.