A Rocket for the Head Boy
I am sure we all remember the troubled families initiative, which was launched by the late Head Boy and his little orange enablers after the riots in 2011. The Head Boy was concerned about half a million or so families whose offspring were spending their youth trashing local businesses without following the example of their betters and going on to trash the country. Accordingly, the Government pumped £1.3 billion of taxpayers' money into such worthy and well-defined aims as rocket-boosting the system and underlining the importance of strong parenting; and, as was his wont until the early hours of 24 June 2016, the Head Boy pronounced the whole thing a roaring success, just like austerity, the Big Society, the Health and Social Care Act, the wog-bombing of Libya, etc., etc. Unfortunately, some Whitehall bureaucrats have had the ill grace to take mere facts into account, and have discovered that the success was a little less roaring than the Head Boy had claimed and was, in fact, so discreet as to be virtually undetectable, despite having been hailed by the well-known truth-teller and intellectual firebucket Eric Pickles. Thanks no doubt to slack parenting by over-indulgent tax-dodgers, it appears that standards in Big School are not what they once were.