We were very disappointed to read your article about the supposed bullying of pupils by teachers at Kersey Primary School in trying to teach children good manners.
We felt this was a poor representation of a superb school, excellent teaching and happy children.
As parents of a child at Kersey Primary school, we find this article implying that a number of parents have complained about the school educating children on table manners as incorrect when, in reality, it was only one parent who has made a complaint.
Personally, we think that good manners are an important lesson for children to learn and that they should be taught to children both at home and at school.
Kersey has a wonderful headteacher in Mrs Curran-Spain, who is supported by a fantastic team of teachers, governors and parent helpers.
We find the implication that these teachers bully the children as outrageous as it could not be further from the truth, which anyone visiting the school would be able to see by the happy children that attend and by the outstanding Ofsted rating it has gained.
We hope that the current campaign of bitterness and short-sightedness by one parent does not cause any lasting damage to the reputation of the school and that the headteacher and staff will be able to focus on teaching the children rather than dealing with these kinds of issues.
Mr and Mrs Davidson