Scissor sister

18th February 2005 at 00:00
Not everyone has accorded Frank Pignatelli's CBE award in the New Year Honours the dignity and gravitas it deserves.

Such disrespect must come even harder to the Learndirect Scotland supremo when its source is his elder sister, May, who has told her wee brother that it merely signifies he is a "clever bloody eijit".

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it must seem, to have a thankless sister - as the bard might have said.

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


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