Greg Wallace, the head of the Best Start Federation which has turned around five failing schools, has said he welcomes the idea of top teachers being parachuted into struggling schools.
Asked whether "hot shot" teachers from city schools could understand the problems of a rural school, he said: "Why not? ... Children are children and they're more similar than they are different."
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