A quick update.
Following my previous post - we got Robert Haddad onto the radio this afternoon. After outlining the concerns that he had in the article, I rang in to ask him about a statistic - I'll do a full post tomorrow, suffice to say it was about a high takeup rate when all parents are informed - and what followed was a disgraceful display of ugliness. Carol Duncan - who performed brilliantly in a tricky situation - challenged Mr Haddad and it was obvious he was not interested in such a challenge. It was lucky that nearly all the respondents via phone and text were sane, rational and generally normal people. I've never been happier with my community.