On the TES Staffroom website last week, Dumpty said: "It is ridiculous to arrange a (parents' evening) when England are playing. It matters not whether you or I follow football, or whether (as one has to suspect) your HT wants to prove there are more important things in life than football - nobody will come or want to!"
Amymaria disagreed: "If parents cannot be bothered to put their children's welfare and education before a football match, then they don't deserve to be parents in the first place. I expect parents to turn up. Football will not be accepted as an excuse." Blimey. Don't all rush to her school.