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Mr Pennyfeather finds a new job

Mr Pennyfeather finds a new job
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You probably heard about the new school in Sheffield that won't call itself a school because that word has "negative connotations". Watercliffe Meadow will instead call itself a "place of learning". Seriously.

It's all very Decline and Fall

: "We class schools, you see, into four five grades: Leading School, First-rate School, Good School, School and Place of Learning. Frankly," said Mr Levy, "Place of Learning is pretty bad..."

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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