There is a God. Was told in Friday's morning meeting that as we are not an lea school anymore, we shouldn't go to any more lea meetings - our academy smt feel that they represent poor value and won't pay the fees for this service. I will miss the excellent dinners and the chance to chat with other hods, but not the pointlessness of nearly every meeting i've been to. No more APP twaddle. No more idiotic strategies, no more folders with hundreds of pages that never got looked at. Ahhh bliss. I can just do my job now. I confess to having a celebratory beer or three Friday night. LEA RIP.