Birth announcements over, Jackson's talk on the future of science education was generally well received, although one secondary science teacher later wondered privately whether Jackson might be a shade optimistic given some of the old Spanish customs that still lurk around primary-secondary liaison.
"I've got three primary heads," he said, "and we have regular meetings where we discuss, and eventually agree, our joint policies. Except that after the meeting two of them will go away and implement what we have decided. And the third one never does. I think it's a point of principle."
Surely those days are past.