Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Teachers in trouble at the races

The Times has reported that teachers from Sandford Special School in Gloucestershire were in trouble yesterday when it emerged that as part of an 'in service training day', they had all attended Cheltenham races on Gold Cup day, with the trip being paid for from school funds.

The total cost of the trip came in at £1,600. The acting head defended the decision to go racing, saying staff had met for breakfast and then a group meeting (probably to go through the card and compare selections) before making their way to the course.

Gloucestershire County Council has ordered a full investigation; rumours that the investigation will focus primarily on why the majority of the staff failed to back Kauto Star in the Gold Cup are wide of the mark.

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