Rooney ruins parents' evening

16th June 2006 at 01:00
As St George's flags spread across England, some heads are postponing parents' evenings that clash with key World Cup matches. They are under pressure from staff, who argue (cannily) that hard-to-reach Dads would not show up.

On the TES Staffroom website last week, Dumpty said: "It is ridiculous to arrange a (parents' evening) when England are playing. It matters not whether you or I follow football, or whether (as one has to suspect) your HT wants to prove there are more important things in life than football - nobody will come or want to!"

Amymaria disagreed: "If parents cannot be bothered to put their children's welfare and education before a football match, then they don't deserve to be parents in the first place. I expect parents to turn up. Football will not be accepted as an excuse." Blimey. Don't all rush to her school.

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