http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34769430 The 'world's best teacher' has visited England and has warned that an excessive focus on testing and a curriculum based on passing a test was "de-professionalising" teaching. "It's done nothing but decimate morale," she said. "It takes away teachers' autonomy, their ability to respond to who their students are and what they see is going on in their classroom." But she emphasised how much could be achieved by teachers when they were able to engage with students and develop their creativity and writing skills. Mr Gibb, observing from the back of the class, said he supported Ms Atwell "in her drive to highlight the importance of literacy and to help spread the love of reading around the world". But he fails to comment on any of her other findings!!