Dear Stephen, I have received a letter from the Chair of Governors at my son's school in which he says that if I continue the contact with the school in the terms in which I have already made contact - writing letters at the request of the Head of MFL asking for there to be two languages available in school time for students in a Language College at GCSE and following them up with research about what is available at other Language Colleges in the county - he will do "whatever he can to stop me". I believe I have been direct, but respectful, and my letters have been well researched. His view is that I have been rude and harrassed staff. I believe he should not write to a parent like that and certainly not threaten to stop me from asking questions about the provision at the school. He has not addressed my concerns about the quality of the French teaching and the provision for gifted language students. There has been a meeting at County Hall looking at his letter and all the correspondence and the feedback I have received is that his letter to me "was a bit rude" but they aren't going to follow it up. How can I now approach the school with my continuing concerns about the quality of the French teaching if he addresses me in those terms? Surely it is his job to investigate my concerns, not to dismiss them and to meet with me to reassure me that my son's education - he is in the top 5% for both languages and wishes to take them both at GCSE - is being met by the school.