Your right to be offended

Greggs, a popular UK bakery, has just had to apologise for it’s Christmas advertisement which depicted a nativity scene in which the baby Jesus was replaced by a sausage roll.  People were up in arms about it, saying that it was sacrilegious, blasphemous, against the spirit of the season, and …

How lucky am I?

I do all right for myself.  I’m not rich by any stretch of the imagination, but I rarely have to think about money, I live in a very comfortable house, and my daughter goes to a very nice public school. In order to achieve this, I teach on the other …

Anything that you want to be

I have spent much of my life working in schools, and it warms my heart to sit in a staffroom and hear a dedicated and tireless team of professional wax lyrical about the unlimited possibilities that present themselves to the children under their care. Sorry, I meant to say that it boils …