Is 'Bruiser' Clarke all talk?
It all made "two pizzas" look terribly tough but an alternative account, from a head who was present, casts him in a slightly less heroic role.
According to this version, a discomfited but subdued Mr Clarke was berated by the heads over bureaucracy in schools.
There was no defiant "off the pace" diatribe from Clarke at the meeting.
Instead, it was made in a private complaint to the organiser afterwards.