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The ethos of a school is so important. It shone through recently at the infants school where I have been a governor for about 17 years.

I was making my customary weekly visit to "help" and chose to go into the reception class. When lunchtime came and I prepared to go, a little girl took my hand and said "I'll show you the way out." She had been in school all of three weeks!

Julia Matthews Retired headteacher and contented governor 50 Sydney Road Bexleyheath Kent

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