I've made a bit of an error at the airport. I saw a former pupil, who unexpectedly bounded up to me for a chat. As he walked away my partner asked who he was, I said it was a pupil from my old school and I was surprised he wanted to speak to me as he was a bit of a sh**. This comment was overheard by his parents. I feel awful, it was not meant for his ears and was said in a way that should have been reserved for the staffroom, and I feel immediate regret in case he heard too. I have since changed school, as has he. I am now wondering, in terms of repercussions, if this finds it way to my current head, how much trouble am I in? I understand I am in the wrong and this was horrifically unprofessional, and also feel terrible, I didn't mean it in the way it would have come across at all Any advice would be greatly appreciated!