And finally, more on that PAT recruitment drive. The latest edition of The Career Teacher, newsletter of union rival NASUWT, contains an intriguing letter from Di Davies, a member in Hampshire:"My mother is 85 and has never taught in a school in her life. Imagine her amazement when she received a letter from the PAT. It began 'Dear Member' and assigned her a membership number."
PAT explains that Davies senior was approached because she had briefly worked as a primary school secretary in the 1960s and joined an administrative staff union now affiliated to - guess which union?