Staffroom hasn't changed in 33 years

16th February 2001 at 00:00
"Room with a hue" (Friday, February 2) evoked amusing memories. Many years ago as head of a small primary school in south-east London, I agreed to an influx of American educationists. We had gained quite a reputation for our maths teaching.

They toured the classrooms and finally wen to our untidy, semi-basement staffroom with its unwashed coffee cups, papers and books on chairs. "Is this the faculty lounge?" they asked. Needless to say, it was our faculty lounge for evermore - and it's still there, 33 years later.

Dr Julia Matthews Bexleyheath, Kent

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