The old joke about the jannie being the most important person in the school took on a new twist in St Mungo's Academy, Glasgow when the school caretaker received a copy of the proposed plans for the new school before anyone else on the staff. The new building is part of the council's brave new world of public-private partnerships.
It was not that the education department had more regard for the jannie than for the school's teachers. It was just that the jannie lives on the premises, thus entitling him to be consulted as part of the planning application process.
We can report that the janitor very kindly allowed the concerned and bemused staff a glimpse of the plans for their new school.