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* Many husbands of teachers will sympathise with Nigel Youds, bemoaning the loss of his girlfriend to a postgraduate certificate in education course ("The PGCE course stole my girlfriend", TES, March 9).

But I bet many of us had to stifle a laugh. He has yet to play Santa Claus,strip classroom walls, arrange classroom furniture, edit school accounts, photocopy worksheets and act as chauffeur to and from training meetings, to mention but a few secenarios.

Tony Mills

24 Valley Gardens




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