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How on Earth does a head teacher find...

Discussion in 'Education news' started by nomad, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    ... the time to do a second job, even if it is being a drag queen?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-46401773

    The owners of a school with a head teacher who performs a drag act have said the roles are not "incompatible".

    Andrew Livingstone, 39, is the head of Horatio House in Lound, Norfolk, and he also has a second job outside of work, as an entertainer called Miss Tish Ewe.
     
  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Oh no he doesn't!
     
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  3. s_teach

    s_teach New commenter

    Haha I just read this a while ago on BBC. My god so true. How does he find the time. Honestly....
     
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  4. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Probably not. Dressing up figures to make them something they are not is an essential headship skill!
     
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  5. SomethingWicked

    SomethingWicked Occasional commenter

    That he's just 39 is more alarming to me than any hobby could be.
     
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  6. catbefriender

    catbefriender Lead commenter

  7. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    To be fair, he is wearing tights whenever he flashes his crotch:

     
  8. yodaami2

    yodaami2 Lead commenter

    Lol! That's what I did the double take on! Otherwise " nothing happening...move on" why is it even a story?
     
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  9. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Small independent school, so probably less paperwork than mainstream. (I suspected that when I saw the word "House" in the name).
    I guess that if he went out gigging as an opera singer, no-one would pay the slightest attention, but because his costume is slightly unusual, people get worried.
     
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  10. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I reckon Lily Savage would make a good Head of OFSTED.
     
  11. circuskevin

    circuskevin Occasional commenter

    I wonder if @nomad can sing?

    Kevin
     
  12. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Quite well, as a matter of fact.

    What would you like? Zuria (from Bizet's 'The Pearl Fishers') although I shall need a tenor to sing Nadir's part in the duet or Jokanaan (from Richard Strauss' 'Salome'). I do a fairly good Sir John Falstaff (from Verdi's 'Falstaff', provided I don't start laughing in the middle of Act 2's ‘Quand’ero paggio’ when I remember that the name Guiseppe Verdi translates to Joe Green). I am a bit rusty on Escamillo's words in his Toreador's song (in Bizet's 'Carmen') but better in the later duet with Carmen in Act 4, but will need a Carmen for the duet, obviously.

    Why do you ask??
     
  13. circuskevin

    circuskevin Occasional commenter

    So ... @nomad is a fellow entertainer.

    No problem 'hitting the high notes' every time a pupil misbehaves!

    I've seen the buskers in Covent Garden on trips to London.

    Did you ever go to the opera house? Or even perform there?

    Kevin
     
  14. Lalad

    Lalad Lead commenter

    He's clearly found a way to achieve a good work-life balance and is not afraid of modelling this for the benefit of the wider school community...
     

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