Alex Wood, former HT and regular contributor to TESS, has a piece in the Herald today: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/much-to-gain-from-improved-teaching-methods.17226134 He does a Tony Blair. Remember: ?A day like today is not a day for soundbites, we can leave those at home, but I feel the hand of history upon our shoulder with respect to this, I really do.? Wood?s version is: ?..neither naming nor shaming ? will make sustainable improvements?.the small number of teacher dinosaurs who believe that once qualified, their professional learning is complete, need to change or go.? It gets worse: ??it offers professional teachers the opportunity to deliver their own improvements by working collectively. This fits neatly with the mind-set of Scotland's young teachers who are open to dialogue and self-evaluation.? So in Wood?s world, there are ?professional teachers? (young) and ?teacher dinosaurs? (old). This is ageist, deeply insulting to the majority of teachers who are not ?young?, closed-minded and lacking in evidence.