Were you paying attention?

26th May 2006 at 01:00
1 The DfES is one of the worst government wasters of water. What else does it waste?

a Money b Time c Space d All of the above

2 The National College for School Leadership says not all schools need a head. Whatever next?

a Turkeys will vote for Christmas b Charlton Heston will shoot himself in the foot c The DfES will shoot itself in the foot, probably with a water pistol d The NCSL will shoot itself in the head, and miss

3 Research shows that stone-age Britons had a one in twenty chance of being bashed on the head. What do teachers think?

a Ah, those were the days b They didn't all need heads anyway c I blame the parents d Back then they had to make their own fun

4 An academic claims that books raise standards more than computers. What do teachers say?

a What do you mean, where's the mouse?

b In the old days I could have bashed you on the head with it c Open your books at page 5. It comes right after page 4 d No, you can't cut and paste it into your coursework

5 A report shows that academy schools are failing to improve results. What do teachers say?

a I blame the parents b They're a waste of time and money. And possibly water c It's nothing a good book wouldn't solve d It's nothing a good bash round the head wouldn't solve

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today