The first in an occasional series.
In the course of my job, I speak to some wonderful children on many different matters including often what they think of their school. Sometimes how they express themselves is so much better than any of the rest of us can and it usually is the best bit of the story.
I also have a lot to do with council people. There’s a lot of jargon in education anyway, but sometimes it really does baffle.
So here’s two examples. Firstly, from last night’s children and young people’s scrutiny meeting at Leicester City Council, and secondly, from a seven-year-old girl I interviewed at Bishop Ellis Catholic Primary School, Thurmaston, near Leicester, last week on the occasion of its outstanding Ofsted report.
Council officer: “Consultation has taken place with a range of stakeholders through all the thematic routes that are linked to a range of delivery plans.”
Seven-year-old girl: “The teachers teach us how to eat healthily. Because if you eat badly you get to be as fat as a wrestler and then you only live to 50.”