Following our first liaison meeting with former NAHT National Secretary Mick Brookes and the then President we asked for a further meeting with this particular issue in mind.

Many of our members may also be NAHT members and we suspect many headteachers will be as concerned as we are, not least small school headteachers.

We conveyed our concerns to the new President who, like Mick Brookes, has some small school background and proved as sympathetic to our representations. She promised to ensure our views were considered in that Association's own response to the consultation, then still open.