* Helping in a school as a goernor, I was asked to listen to a Year 2 boy read. As we left the classroom, I realised the children had been learning about odd and even numbers. Keen to follow up the class teaching, I asked him whether he was on an odd or even-numbered page. "Both," came the prompt reply. He was on page 36.
* A student's question to me today: "When will the Ofsted infection be over?" CARLENE ALEXANDER.