Saturday 3 December 2016

Oh dear – now the sisters are annoyed

Published 24/04/2014 | 02:30

Sheila Nunan, General Secretary INTO
Sheila Nunan, General Secretary INTO

Well, it's that time of the year again – the birds are tweeting (I mean the birds in the trees are singing, not that more women are using social media), the sun is beginning to make its first furtive appearances from behind the clouds and, of course, the teachers are revolting.

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It's conference season and yet again the brains trust in ASTI and INTO have decided to remind the rest of us that juvenile delinquency isn't confined to one side of the classroom.

There's always something rather unedifying about a bunch of teachers misbehaving and roaring at a minister in a way that would have any of their pupils immediately dispatched down to the headmaster's office for a stern bollocking and a week's worth of detention. But then teachers have never been renowned for their consistency.

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