Miss AM Johns, Headmistress, Henry Fawcett Infant School, London SE11.
Mr D Mackay, Adviser/Warden, Centre for Language in Primary Education, Inner London Education Authority (resigned 1 November 1972 on appointment to a post in the West Indies).
They have given us an authoritative statement which will be of value as a basis for further discussion and development for many years to come. Sir Alan Bullock, FBA (Chairman), Master of St Catherine's College and Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford.
Finally, we had to decide how far to go in discussing examinations.(page numbers in brackets) Notes on the text The complete report is shown in this single web page.You can scroll through it or use the following links to go to the various chapters.The decision to set up the Committee of Inquiry was announced shortly after the publication of the NFER Report 'The Trend of Reading Standards', and it was understandable that it should be widely regarded as an inquiry solely into reading.This was reflected in much press and public comment and in many of the letters we received.As the Committee's Chairman I should like to place on record the great help I have received from Dame Muriel Stewart, who has acted as Vice-Chairman throughout the inquiry. Professor JN Britton, Goldsmiths' Professor of Education in the University of London. Miss J Derrick, Senior Lecturer, Language Teaching Centre, University of York.The Committee's debt to its Secretary, Mr R Arnold, HMI, is acknowledged in the Introductory chapter. Mr JJ Fairbairn, Head of Education Department, St John's College, York. Mr Stuart Froome, Headmaster, St Jude's CE Junior School, Englefield Green, Surrey.Indeed, we felt it necessary to begin with the years before a child comes to school and to examine the influence of the home on early language development.It was obvious that we should have to consider some limits to our field of inquiry.Mr AJ Puckey, Primary Adviser, Nottinghamshire LEA.Mrs V Southgate Booth, Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Studies, School of Education, University of Manchester.