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Make a little more room at the foot of @Middlemarch's stairs...

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by GLsghost, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    I'm on a mission to collect Avios so that I don't have to do any more long-haul night flights in cattle class ever again.

    If that falls through for any reason, however, I will be forever grateful to have learned @Middlemarch that I have not collected them in vain...

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  2. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    If my friend reads this post and recognises herself, she'll kill me - but it's too good an anecdote not to repeat and will find some resonance here.

    My friend is a very respected Headteacher somewhere and has been for several decades.

    After one particularly challenging training event, she and the Director of Education for her 'area' both found themselves in A&E having their stomachs pumped.

    The story goes that the A&E staff were aghast and said to her: "My God...who did this to you?"

    "Kenneth Baker!" she replied.

    I swear it's true! :D
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  3. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

  4. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

  5. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    I remember the 'Baker days' term. Showing my age.
  6. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    It was never used in any of the (6) secondary schools in which I worked, for which I was extremely grateful as I still hold K. Baker responsible for the appalling mess in which we find education today.
  7. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I thought you'd all like to know that I've just made a hee-yuuuuge gin and tonic. I'm not personally at the foot of our stairs, but (for no apparent reason) the dog is.
  8. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    The dog has just been walked so I will join you in one or two.
  9. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Mine's already poured, ready for The Archers. :)

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