NOTE ON CRITICAL FRIEND At this stage, Jonathan had decided that he did not feel able to make any further time commitment to Action Research. (Jonathan has said he is not sure this is true. ) It is absolutely essential that all parties involved in Action Research feel happy about what they are doing, so I decided to seek the help of other teachers in this capacity. Unfortunately, concrete help never materialised, for a variety of reasons, but largely because I was running out of time myself. I did manage, however, to discuss the above lessons and other lessons with members of staff who were very helpful.