Of course lizziescat. But we are not living in Midsomer, which I personally wish we were. And there is no point expecting any chivalry from male teachers. At all (my experience and that?s all I can say). However, all these government initiatives seek to divide the poor from the poor and I hold myself in check every time I feel my indignant wrath rising. My god, you are absolutely right. The Big Society is a very paltry place and not one in which I feel comfortable.