IS headteachers' training going down the drain? One certainly hopes not with the launch of the new National College for School Leadership, trumpeted this week by Tony Blair.
The opening of its pound;25 million HQ at Nottingham University has been delayed by several months, after enginees had to move several large drainage pipes discovered underneath the site. The DFEE denies that the college's opening - now scheduled for May 2002 - has been put back. The TES was originally told that the champagne corks would pop in 2001. The Diary hopes this is not an omen.