It’s the Headteacher’s last day. I’ve been in to see him, as I have done nearly every week for the past four years, but we didn’t talk about governance, just chatted. His PA is also retiring, after more than twenty years at the school. They will both be hugely missed.
Not that any of us look back, we’re a forward-thinking lot. Our Deputy Head is taking over for the next two terms and she is exceptionally good, and then we will have a new Head in September. The DH is not a caretaker in any sense, she will bring in her own ideas and we’ll keep moving forward.
I have found out how my credit card was hacked. I had a letter this morning from my travel insurance company: it is they whose security was breached. I knew it had to be someone I’d dealt with online, the card had never been out of my possession, no one but me knows the PIN (and it’s not written down and each card has its own, different PIN) and I’ve only used it with reputable companies – if in doubt, I use PayPal. Apparently, my card number would not have been accessed, but the three-digit number on the back could have been, so they must have got the card number itself from elsewhere. I bought the insurance at the end of March and they were hacked into in October, so there was no likelihood I could have worked it out. But it’s not what goes wrong, it’s how it is put right that matters and I’ve been impressed with B/card and now am satisfied with the insurance company. And I don’t have to wonder any more and can put it out of my mind, relieved at least that I hadn’t done anything wrong that caused the situation.