From the BBC:
More than 100 schools previously rated "outstanding" by Ofsted inspectors have lost their top rankings after changes to the system in England.
The schools have been reinspected since September, after changes aimed at putting more weight on teaching. The heads of the downgraded schools have been told to go to London and to "wait outside in the corridor" until Education Secretary Mr Gove is ready to see them.
After they have been ushered into the room, Education Secretary Mr Gove will stand looking out of the window with his hands clasped behind his back for several minutes while the errant principals become increasingly fidgety.
"Your parents are going to be very disappointed with you, you know," Mr Gove will start, "You're not just letting down the Department, you're letting yourselves down."
This will be followed by exhortations to pull up socks and apply noses to grind stones followed by murmurs of assent and furtive sideways glances. The heads of two inner-city academies will later given detention for playing on their mobile phones while Mr Gove is speaking.
"I'm especially disappointed with you two," Mr Gove will add, "You could do it for Mr Blair but why not for me?"
The punishment for the whoever scribbles "Scots git" on the front of his desk in felt tip pen will be decided once the culprit has been identified and apprehended. The precise severity of the punishment will hinge on the wrong-doer's response to the eternal dilemma: "Would you behave like this at home?"
Friday, 26 July 2013
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