Not satisfied with slagging off teachers last Friday with her talk of former "not-so excellent" colleagues, on Monday she says she wouldn't touch some schools with a bargepole. In between, on Saturday she dines at Quaglino's, the posh London restaurant, with family, friends, political allies including Stephen Byers, and a mystery man to celebrate her half-century; Sunday she appears on Jonathan Dimbleby's programme.
On Wednesday morning she attends the unveiling of the memorial to Damilola Taylor in Peckham and yesterday she was due to go to a jubilee party, hosted by her department for local children, residents and staff, complete with karaoke. Phew!
Meanwhile we wonder what ex-colleagues at Sydney Stringer college in Coventry make of her remarks about teachers. Can a backlash be far away?
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