Sitting in the head's office this afternoon at Newtown High School, talking about a magnificent Estyn Report - which I'll post about tomorrow. There's a press embargo. Sun was shining gloriously outside. Women were out walking with their babies. Snow almost disappeared. Not quite the weather where a man's fancy turns to love - but not far short of it. And then the call came through from 'County Hall'. I couldn't believe it to begin with. Thought it was a joke. A decision has been taken that every school in Powys is shut tomorrow. The education of our children has been suspended.
Good job this attitude didn't exist in 1963. The education system would have been closed down for three months. The only positive thing to be said about this is that at least its a decision. It must be one awful weather forecast tomorrow. Better go out and buy some extra provisions in case we have to hunker down for a few weeks. I wonder what effect this decision will have on the Council's school transport budget?