William Richardson and Lord Adonis on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme

HMC's General Secretary, William Richardson, spoke to John Humphreys on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, 04/09/12 alongside Lord Adonis's who argues that  private schools should sponsor academies.

Dr William Richardson, general secretary of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, the body that represents independent schools across the country, believes it "would be against the principals of independence to follow slavishly a single article of policy".

"Most independent schools wish to retain entire independence from public policy."

Click here to listen Source - bbc.co.uk - © 2012 BBC (from approximately 2:38 onwards)