McCrone ochone

16th June 2000 at 01:00
McCrone was inevitably the ghost at the EIS feast. We do not, of course, refer to Ian McCrone, Renfrewshire local secretary. "Yes, I do apologise," he said before anyone got the jibe in first.

Surprisingly, one ghost who failed to materialise was Keir Bloomer, the union's former depute general secretary, now leadr of the directors of education. He was architect of the revolution which, readers will recall, was unceremoniously slung out by 98 per cent of EIS members last year. Although some delegates could see the join, Bryce Wilson from Doon Academy in East Ayrshire suggested that "McCrone has few bloomers in it".

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today