A pupil overheard a colleague and I discussing cuts in council budget which included a number of job losses.

He asked if I was leaving and I said, No, not yet anyway.

Pupil – Miss, if you leave, will Brian go with you?

(Brian is the plastic brain which sits on my desk).

Me – No, Brian belongs to the school.

Pupil – Well, that’s all right then, he said, gave me a lovely smile and wandered off.

It’s always good to know where you are in the pecking order, don’t you think?