|Saw this excellent production when it was touring about 5 years ago|
I'm teaching J. B Priestley's famous play at present and it seemed particularly apt this week as an inspector did indeed call to my lessons. Three times. Banned from saying too much but thankfully seemed to have survived the experience with my self esteem intact. But it was a tough week- have been very grumpy with everyone at home and have spent this weekend making up for that.
Then, on Sunday morning, saw Michael Gove on 'The Andrew Marr Show'. Now I usually avoid making personal remarks about people's appearance, but what planet is this man from? He's got some great new ideas for improving school discipline: making badly behaved pupils write lines or pick up litter. Never thought of that Michael!
He was also defending his decision to sack the current head of Ofsted. She's a Labour peer, you see, though he said that wasn't the reason for his decision. Next thing we know he'll be banning us from teaching 'An Inspector Calls' because Priestley was a Socialist.