Myerscough thinks that parents of children at independent schools are at "an in-built disadvantage" should a difference of opinion arise between them and the school head.
I think it is important to point out that this is not the case at junior school level because a board of management may appoint the headmaster to act as corresponding manager for the school.
This means that a parent who has a difference of opinion with the headmaster and appeals to the board of management, may quite legitimately receive no reply or contact or any sort from anyone on the board of management.
Fee-paying parents have the advantage that they can choose a school which has a policy they approve.
Mrs Joan le Roux Sheffield.