Saturday, 5 April 2008
I was very shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely death of Steve Sinnott, at the age of 56. Whatever my views of the NUT union he led, he was always a decent, straightforward person to deal with. He was particularly influential, for example, in formulating the Steer Committee's proposals on strengthening the right of teachers to discipline pupils, which are now law as part of the 2006 Act. He will be missed. My condolences go to his wife and family.