A long training session today – safer recruitment, it’s the post-Bichard enquiry school training for teachers and governors*. Since I take part in staff interviews and the governors are responsible anyway for ensuring that the school does everything correctly, I thought I should do it, but it was 6 hours, all afternoon and half the evening. There was a test at the end and I’ll get a graded accreditation – sustificate and all!!(!) A = 100%, D = 75% and I think I’ll be somewhere in between, no lower. Anyway, it was quite demanding of attention. Fortunately, the chairs were the right height and comfortable, so I didn’t suffer in that respect.
Tomorrow, Squiffany and Pugsley in the morning and then to Bury for a meeting, then the children again for an hour, and that’s another week gone.
The insurance company didn’t ring back, so evidently they can’t come up with a better quote and reckoned they wouldn’t bother to tell me. Okay, I’ll go elsewhere. I must do it by the weekend though, as my insurance runs out on Sunday night. Remind me darlings, won’t you?
It’s Thursday, so it must be Dexter. Jolly good. Time to finish my wine and read the paper first.
See you tomorrow. Well, if you’re not too busy.
*You’ll remember the young girls who were murdered by the school caretaker who, it transpired, had been suspected of dodgy behaviour which hadn’t been proved so didn’t show up on police files, it’s the enquiry which followed that which has given rise to extra safeguards in staff recruitment. Of course, there is always a first time for any abusive person, but it’s not only about careful recruitment but also ongoing good practice.