Quality with a screech

19th March 2004 at 00:00
Like many former advisers, Jean Nisbet of East Ayrshire doesn't much like her new title of quality improvement officer. At a party, to say you are a local authority QIO is to receive an invitation "to come and test my gas fire".

Nisbet told the Dundee conference of the Association of Educational Advisers in Scotland (traditional name preserved, but it doesn't trip off the tongue) that Tom the cat had the right idea.

Plagued by Tom's nightly excursions to the rooftop to screech and howl with his mates, his owner thrice warned him to mend his ways. But there was no quality improvement and there was only one thing for it - a trip to the vet's for the snip.

Returning home, he thought Tom might welcome a convalescent night in, but the cat slipped out and was back on the roof causing havoc. The exasperated owner shouted up: "Tom, come down, you know you can't do anything now."

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now