We’ve been told about a potential merger with another school that I’m officially not allowed to comment on, but which has been on the minds of everyone involved since the news broke.

However, life goes on, work goes on.

At lunchtime, the PT English and I were invited to listen to and provide feedback for two pupils who were entering a public speaking competition on the topic of education. One spoke about how education should help pupils discover and follow their hidden talents, the other about being inspired and the role of teachers. They were both delivered with passion and eloquence, they were well argued, thought provoking, and not especially positive about the current form of education they are undergoing.

But more than anything else, it was a boost of energy back into two tired educators with a lot on their minds, and a reminder of why they chose to work in a school in the first place.