The Government had a hankering An urge to measure schools. “It’s too complex”, the teachers said, “There simply aren’t the tools.” Then, In a gloomy basement, One dark and dismal day A dull and dreary grey man Found A way to measure grey. MPs were delighted! At last, they’d got the thing To measure all [...]
I’m not all that observant. I’m always missing stuff. When did that silent ‘not’ slip in In front of ‘good enough’? You did your best? That’s ... good enough. You got an A? That’s ... good enough. You’re tired today? And feeling rough? Your life is tough? You’re ... good enough. It’s poisonous, that little [...]
Mrs May, please remind Your colleagues to choose to be kind. It’s possible to be polite And win in this political fight. They shout and bluster, brag and bray They seem to show that it’s OK To be rude each time they disagree. As they behave badly, well, so do we. If there’s a mistake, [...]
Maybe it’s time for us parents to do what the teachers aren’t able And tell DfE civil servants where to stick their stupid league table. The numbers of kids in a year group are too small to draw safe conclusions. So trying to rank their results this way is only causing confusion. If numbers don’t [...]
Just like gold grows not old Love Mellows. Light that yellows as shadows lengthen: Love can strengthen. Year after year growing more dear; Still dearer yet than when first met. Love tints sight with Golden light. Always we will hold you so Bathed in loves warm Golden glow.