No more english teeth

23rd June 2006 at 01:00
First we were urged to consider pupils and teachers electing the head (TESS last week). Now children south of the border are being consulted when schools are recruiting staff to ask what qualities they value in their teachers.

"I want our headteacher to dress smart," said one. Pupils at another school emphasised the new head should have "nice clothes," "smell nice" and "have clean teeth".

But not all requests pass the censors. "I'd like a new headteacher to be bonkers" was one earnest plea that was spiked - for some reason.

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