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The year according to ... Parkins

January

Michael Gove serves notice that he intends to raise the status of the profession.

April

The choice of candidates in the General Election fails to inspire.

June

It's the World Cup, and England's performance is up to its usual standard.

July

Building Schools for the Future RIP.

August

And as if things weren't bad enough, that bloody reality TV show is back for another series.

September

Perhaps the Pope's visit does need livening up.

October

Disadvantaged children suddenly become strangely attractive to cash-strapped heads.

December

Some things are better kept out of the public domain.

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