Today, I was back at work. "Work" I should say, as it's voluntary and therefore counts as fun. The consultation for academy status still goes on, but I have to say, I have thoroughly read everything I can about it and will vote in favour. Something drastic and unexpected would have to occur to make me pause. Some of the teachers are not in favour, some are, but the arguments against do not take into account the facts of the matter. I should make clear, I am not in any way in favour of sponsored academies and I do not want to change the conditions of employment of our staff, who are really excellent and work fantastically hard. I look forward to working more closely with them, in fact. This sounds thoroughly big-headed, I know, but those of the staff who don't know me underestimate me. I'm all fun and frivolity of course, but it thinly masks a lot of knowledge of school management and a worryingly tough
I'm jumping ahead, of course. The proposition may be voted down, or we may be rejected. If so, it'll mean a lot of cutbacks in a couple of years and probably a restriction to our curriculum.
Oh dear. Sorry. Let me see, what's on tomorrow. A meeting with solicitors at school in the morning, then a haircut, then playing for a funeral The Lord's My Shepherd and Abide With Me. Better than B&B, I suppose. Then there is the church AGM in the evening, but I shall not go. Z the little rebel. The Sage has another AGM; he is a Common Reeve and is up for re-election.