19th June 2009 at 01:00

I am delighted to inform Mike Kent that "Bullshit Bingo" is alive and well, particularly at lectures for headteachers on the latest government initiatives ("Pounds 355? Just to listen to a day's waffle!", June 12). Another favourite pastime is "invent the acronym". Among the best are: School Headteachers Initiating Training; Common Reporting And Performance; and Formative Assessment Recording Team.

Hilary Richardson, Parish CofE Primary School, Bromley.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now